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Learning difficulty charity boosted by Amazon Manchester

A charity that provides support for children and young people with complex needs has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Manchester.

Seashell is dedicated to providing creative and safe environments for children and young people with complex disabilities and additional communication needs. The charity offers home-from-home care houses, as well as special needs residential schools, family services and therapy.

The charity will use the donation to fund prize money in a raffle.

Ian Jackson, General Manager at Amazon in Manchester, said:

“Seashell is a brilliant charity that offers great support for children and young people with complex needs, especially through their residential homes at Royal School Manchester and Royal College Manchester. It’s our pleasure to make this donation the charity.”

Simona Stefanova, an employee at Amazon in Manchester, added:

“It’s great to see Amazon lend a helping hand to Seashell with this donation as the charity offers a lifeline to many families in Manchester. It’s so important for children and young people with complex needs to have an understanding and safe learning environment, and that’s exactly what Seashell offers.”

Hannah Valentine from Seashell, said:

“Thank you to the team at Amazon in Manchester. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and appreciation of the work we do, and this donation will be of great benefit as we provide tailored special education and care for children and young people.”

Community donations and employee volunteering are just two of the ways Amazon supports the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK. Amazon provides students, teachers and parents with free computer science and STEM education programmes through Amazon Future Engineer and has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than seven million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas of the country.

In 2023, Amazon partnered with Comic Relief to become the official home of the Red Nose. Amazon employees across the UK hosted fundraising activities and together with their customers and partners, raised £2.7 million to support those going through the toughest time of their lives.