Peterborough Women’s Aid has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in the city.

The group provides specialist services to women and children affected by domestic abuse.

The donation from Amazon will be used to provide welcome packs consisting of items such as toiletries, slippers and toys for women and children on arrival.

Gareth Davies, general manager at Amazon in Peterborough, said: 

“Peterborough Women’s Aid provides much-needed support for women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse. I’m pleased we could lend a helping hand to the staff and volunteers with this donation.”

Caroline Thompson, an Amazon employee who nominated the charity for support, added:

“I’m glad Amazon could support Peterborough Women’s Aid. Many women and children rely on this charity to help them in their time of need, and I’m really pleased Amazon is recognising this with this donation.”

Mandy Geraghty, CEO of Peterborough Women’s Aid, said: “Peterborough Women’s Aid would like to thank Amazon for their kind donation. Donations like this can really influence the work Peterborough Women’s Aid can do with the local community.”