The team from Amazon in Tilbury held a special pyjama party at the fulfilment centre in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The local team joined a global movement called #GoGold and linked in with colleagues in Amazon sites around the world to host a #PJammin® party in support of local families affected by cancer.
The theme paid tribute to brave children with cancer who can spend a long period of time living in their pyjamas during treatment and recovery.
Gold is the colour of the ribbon that is the international symbol of childhood cancer.
In honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Amazon team made a £1,000 donation to Wagtail Ward at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital. The donation will be put towards purchasing equipment and accessorises for the oncology suite to be used by patients and their families.
Speaking on the event, Prajvin Prakash, General Manager at Amazon in Tilbury, said: “Wagtail Ward at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital does vital work for the children in our community and we wanted to support them and the families who rely on them with this event.
“It’s great to be able to join forces with our Amazon colleagues not only here in the UK, but around the world, as we seek to raise awareness and provide support for children and families impacted by childhood cancer.”
Michelle Bannister, Lead Paediatric Oncology CNS from the Wagtail Ward at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, added: “I’d like to thank the Amazon team in Tilbury for their support with the donation. We’re glad that the work being done by our Wagtail Ward is being supported by the local Amazon team and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the local fulfilment centre for organising the party and providing this support.”
The event and donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.