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Written by on July 16, 2021

Article Published on Friday July 16, 2021 10:04 AM by


Employees from the Amazon team in Daventry took part in Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer 10,000 steps a day step challenge, donating £500 to the charity in the process. 

18 of the Amazon team in Daventry walked 10,000 steps a day in March as part of Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer Challenge to raise money for life-saving research.  

Vivek Khanka, Site Leader at Amazon in Daventry, said:

“We’re pleased to support Cancer Research UK with this donation, a charity that carries out vital cancer research and offers great support to those affected by cancer.”

Julie Burr, who nominated Cancer Research UK and took part in the walk, said:

“Cancer Research UK is a charity close to my heart and I am pleased that it has been chosen to receive this donation from Amazon. I hope it gives the volunteers a boost during what continues to be a challenging year.” 

Gemma Kitching, Relationship Manager for Northamptonshire, Cancer Research UK, added:

“We are absolutely delighted that Amazon chose to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK through the Walk all over Cancer challenge, and particular thanks to Julie for nominating the charity.”

 Gemma added: “One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress. However, we have only been able to achieve this thanks to the dedication and generosity of volunteers and supporters like Amazon without whom we would not be able to fund outstanding scientists, doctors and nurses.” 

Cancer Research UK received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic breakfast and delivering more than four million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here.

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