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Amazon donate £2,000 to Home-Start in Carmarthenshire

The local branch of Home-Start, a national family support charity, has received a donation of £2,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea.

Home-Start in Carmarthenshire, headquartered in Ammanford, provides life-changing support for local families when they face challenging times. The charity works with vulnerable families in Carmarthenshire, providing practical aid and emotional support through a series of initiatives including dedicated Family Workers and a 1:1 intensive programme of support.

The staff at Home-Start will use the donation to fund a thank you lunch for the volunteers who provide support to local families and help pay for a special Christmas party for the local families supported by the charity.

This is the third time that Amazon in Swansea has supported Home-Start. To mark this year’s donation, the Amazon team visited the charity’s headquarters in Ammanford to meet the staff and learn about the great work they continue to do in the community.

Amazon’s Swansea Site Leader, Chris Law, said:

“We’re happy to lend a helping hand to Home-Start once again this year. The charity is a lifeline for families in our community during times of need. The Amazon team really enjoyed meeting the staff and volunteers at Home-Start in Carmarthenshire and we’re pleased to support an important cause once again.”

Vicky Thomas, Manager at Home-Start in Carmarthenshire, added:

“It’s wonderful to get a donation from Amazon again this year. Chris and his team continue to support us in our efforts to provide a vital service to families across Carmarthenshire and to know that a local business like Amazon is behind us is really encouraging. I’d like to say thank you to Chris and the Amazon team for helping us continue to support local vulnerable families in times of need.”

The ongoing support of Home-Start forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.