Sutton's Amazon centre donates £1,000 to Nottinghamshire domestic abuse charity

A charity that supports people impacted by domestic abuse in Nottinghamshire has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre team in Sutton.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:25 pm

Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services (NIDAS) provides specialist services across Mansfield and Ashfield in Nottinghamshire.

The charity offers a family-based approach for people who are living with or have experienced domestic violence or abuse, and the donation was part of the Amazon team’s efforts to mark International Women’s Day.

The donation will be used to support the charity’s wellbeing programme, aimed at bringing women back into society after abuse.

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The donation will be used to support the charity’s wellbeing programme, aimed at bringing women back into society after abuse

Speaking on the donation, Georgia Akuwudike, Site Leader at Amazon in Sutton, said: “We wanted to mark International Women’s Day by donating to a local charity which is doing great work in the community to support not only women, but all those who are impacted by domestic abuse. We hope this donation helps the charity to continue to support those who need them.”

Sarah Dagley from Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services said: “We would like to thank Georgia and the team for this donation.

"We focus on intervention and prevention at the earliest stage possible, enabling families to live healthy, happy and safe lives. The donations we receive are vital to ensure we are able to continue to support women and families”

Nottinghamshire Independent Domestic Abuse Services received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering more than three and a half million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

In the last five years NIDAA have supported more than 5,000 individuals across Mansfield and Ashfield. NIDAS exists to support survivors of abuse, keep families safe and place children and young people at the heart of everything they do.

If you are a woman looking for support you can contact NIDAS by calling 01623 683 250. They will need some information from you to get things started and will do this sensitively either over the phone or in person.

For more information about NIDAS visit www.nidas.org.uk.