Milton Keynes charity benefits from Amazon generosity

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A charity that helps families to move on from fear and abuse has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon team at Marston Gate.

MK Act, a local organisation that works with more than 100 families a day to provide emergency, safe accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse received the donation as part of Amazon’s local community support programme.

The charity will use the money to purchase a wide range of products for its work with local families, including work with children through Play Therapy in the refuge.

Speaking on the donation, Amazon Milton Keynes General Manager Claudio Innocente said: “MK Act is a lifeline for families in our community and the work being done by the charity and its volunteers is incredibly important. As part of our community support programme, the team at Amazon in Milton Keynes asked us to make a donation to the charity and we’re happy to provide products that will help the volunteers assist more local families.”

Lolly Marlborough from MK Act added: “Like a lot of charities, we rely on local people and businesses for support and it’s great to get this donation from Claudio and the team at Amazon in Milton Keynes. On behalf of all at MK Act, I’d like to say thank you to everyone at Amazon for this kind gesture.”

MK Act is a local charity that provides quality support services to families experiencing domestic abuse. The charity also provides accommodation and follow-up services, specialist support for children in the accommodation service and a volunteer counselling service in the refuge.

The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.