THE Northwich-based children's cancer charity The Joshua Tree has been given a £1,000 donation following a fundraising event by Amazon staff.

The team from Amazon in Warrington held a special pyjama party at the fulfilment centre in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The 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 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 in Warrington made a £1,000 donation to The Joshua Tree, which said the donation will be used towards The Joshua Tree’s new fit-for-purpose support centre which is being built in Sandiway to support north west families affected by childhood cancer.

Edmon Yohannes, site leader from Amazon in Warrington, said: “The Joshua Tree Children’s Cancer Charity 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.”

Due to be completed in 2019, the centre will provide an appropriate environment for families, accommodating children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers and will feature a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft play and sensory equipment, a games room, office facilities, an outdoor play area and landscaped gardens.

Pippa Watson-Peck, from The Joshua Tree, added: “I’d like to thank Edmon and his team for their support with the donation. We’re glad that the work being done by our charity 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.