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Three charities based in Manchester have received donations from Amazon totalling £15,000.

Emmie’s Kitchen, the Proud Trust and Mustard Tree each received £5,000 following nominations of support from employees at Amazon’s head office in London.

Emmie’s Kitchen is an organisation that offers support to the parents of poorly children during their time in hospital. The group of volunteers cook and provide nutritious, free meals for families spending time in hospital.

Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports young people throughout the six boroughs of Greater Manchester. This support is provided through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programmes and opportunities such as the Pride Youth Games.

Mustard Tree offers support to people across Greater Manchester who are impacted by poverty and homelessness. The charity provides food, clothing, furniture, and training to those in need and runs various programmes to improve health and wellbeing.

Speaking on the donations, Andrea Ravnik, Amazon in the Community UK lead at Amazon, said:

“These organisations invest incredible levels of time and energy into supporting their local communities and we are proud to boost their efforts with these donations.”

Eve Naraynsingh at Emmie’s Kitchen added:

“Thank you very much to the team at Amazon for choosing us to receive this support. We are just one of many amazing charities in Manchester working to make a difference and it’s great to see our efforts being recognised!”

Emmie’s Kitchen has used the money from Amazon to provide over 2,500 hot meals and snack bags to parents, carers and family members staying in the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital with their poorly child. Whilst the children get excellent medical care in the hospital, parents and carers must fend for themselves in a situation where they often feel overwhelmed, anxious and isolated. Emmie’s Kitchen will continue to work hard to provide meals and volunteer to support hospital families.

The charities received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK.

The company provides students with online STEM resources and has teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than five million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas across the UK.