Amazon's fulfilment centre in Bolton has made a £1,000 donation to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

This is part of the company’s global 'Amazon Goes Gold' campaign, now in its fifth year, which is a global initiative to highlight and support the work done by organisations to increase survival rates through life-saving treatments and research.

Amazon supports and collaborates with childhood cancer organisations across Europe who make it possible for every child affected by cancer to fight for their future.

This year’s charity partners include the Starlight Foundation, Together for Short Lives, and the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

Last week, the Amazon Bolton team made a £1,000 donation to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity as part of the Amazon Goes Gold campaign. The charity plans to use the money on the hospital’s haematology and oncology ward.

The Charity funds a number of different treatment, research and care projects at the children’s hospital to ensure young patients and families receive quality treatment.

Amazon Goes Gold saw the team at Amazon in Bolton hold a month-long series of gold-themed events. The gold theme is in recognition of the international colour for childhood cancer.

One of the events this year was a 48-hour 'PJammin’ party'. The team in Bolton joined colleagues across the UK by wearing pyjamas to work in honour of children who spend every day in their PJs during treatment.

Amazon Bolton Site Leader, John Strydom, said: “It’s fantastic to support Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity as part of this year’s Amazon Goes Gold campaign and we hope the donation provides a boost to the staff and volunteers who do so much for the children in our community.”

Amazon Bolton employee, Paul Grant, said: “It’s great that Amazon continues to support childhood cancer organisations both here in the North West and around the world. I loved taking part in the activities at our site and I’m glad we are able to make this donation to such a brilliant charity in our community.”

Rachel Laycock, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: “We’ve always had fantastic support from Amazon so we were pleased when we heard Amazon Bolton staff would once again be putting their thinking caps on and coming up with something special in order to fundraise for us. This money will make an incredible difference to young patients and their families.”