A CHARITY which offers free holidays for families affected by childhood cancer has received a boost from Bolton workers.

Harry's Holiday Hangout was established in memory of Harry Griffin Brown, who died in 2015 after a five-year fight with neuroblastoma.

Free breaks are provided at a caravan in Blackpool for any family whose child is, or has, been treated for cancer.

Now the good cause is £1,000 better off after staff at the Amazon fulfilmment centre in Middlebrook stepped in, as part of their community programme.

And when the Brown family visited the giant complex they were also given a £250 gift card to help stock up the caravan with some essentials.

Paul Ashraf, the general manager at the Bolton centre, said: "It's a pleasure to provide such a worthwhile local charity with support.

"The work undertaken by Harry’s Holiday Hangout is so important and very touching, as it gives families some respite during a difficult time.

"We are thrilled to have donated to the charity."

Darren Griffin, representing the charity, added: "When a family is affected by cancer, it can have a negative impact on the time spent together as family members often spend long periods of time in hospital.

"These holidays offer a chance for families to come back together and enjoy quality time as a unit once more.

"I'd like to say a huge thank you toAmazon in Bolton for the donation, which will enable us to continue offering the holiday hangout to local families."

The family was inspired to establish the initiative by a family holiday they spent while Harry was still receiving treatment.

The Browns realised that "the simplest of pleasures" they enjoyed over that weekend could be offered to families in a similar position.

Their caravan is located at Martin Mere holiday village, which has its own swimming pool and adventure golf course, and live music and shows later in the day.