AMAZON’S Bolton team has made a £1,000 donation to a charity in Salford which aims to combat children’s cancer in the UK.

Kidscan funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. The charity is Salford-based but supports children and research projects across the UK.

This donation will go towards funding Kidscan’s research for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Nicolas Verdon, general manager at the firm's Bolton fulfilment centre, said:“We would like to thank Kidscan for its dedication to caring for children with cancer. We hope this donation will help fund the research project and help the charity to continue its work and scientific progression.”

Val Williamson, an Amazon employee, added: “Kidscan is a great charity and one very close to my heart and I am pleased Amazon could support the team with this donation.”

Kirsty Leigh, Kidscan operations head, said:“Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on researchers across the sector and it has been difficult to secure funding. We are thankful for this donation from Amazon and it will help fund vital research into childhood leukaemia.”

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