Bedford charity for women and children gets cash support from Amazon

Money will help develop more services during pandemic

Staff and volunteers at a Bedford charity which helps children and families through difficult issues has received £1,000 donation from Amazon.

Fully trained volunteers at FACES Bedford offer services to help guide families through mental and physical health problems, domestic abuse, poverty, child sexual exploitation and behavioural issues.

The charity plans to use the £1,000 to help develop the services offered to women and children during COVID-19.

Amazon (Picture by Adrian Dennis)

The donation was made as part of the Amazon in the Community programme, where the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK, especially during the pandemic.

Shauli Ziv, site leader at Amazon in Milton Keynes, said: “The staff and volunteers at FACES Bedford provide vital services in our community, particularly during COVID-19. We’re happy to support their efforts with this donation and I’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for the people of Bedford during these difficult times.”

Wendie Harvey, FACES Bedford CEO, added: “Like many local organisations, we’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and this donation from Amazon will enable us to keep helping families and children in our community who need us most. I’d like to say thank you to Shauli and his team from all of us here at FACES Bedford.”