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Refocus welcomes donation from Amazon

Reading Refocus received a special delivery when the team from Amazon’s delivery station in Reading stopped by with a £2,000 donation. 

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Amazon's Gonçalo Melo presents Reading Refocus Chair Mary Genis with the £2000 donation and gifts for the volunteers and young people

Reading Refocus received a special delivery in August 2019 when the team from Amazon’s delivery station in Reading stopped by with a £2,000 donation. 

Reading Refocus received the donation as part of the ‘Amazon In The Community’ programme, where the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

To mark the donation, members of Amazon’s Reading Delivery Station team visited Reading Refocus to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

Amazon’s Reading Delivery Station Manager, ​Gonçalo Melo, said:

“On behalf of the Amazon team in Reading I would like to say a big thank you to Reading Refocus for inviting our team to meet some of the staff and volunteers.

The work they do is admirable and it’s reassuring to know that we have such a supportive organisation within our community.” 

Mary Genis, Chair of Reading Refocus, said: 

“We’re really thankful to receive this support from Amazon in Reading and it was great to meet the team. To have a business like Amazon behind us is really encouraging. This donation will allow us to continue to help more young people in Reading achieve their full potential.”

Amazon Logistics is helping independent local delivery companies to grow their businesses and adds capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery network to meet increasing customer demand.

Amazon has created more than 50 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Reading and works with 10 independent delivery companies with hundreds of drivers to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust.


Packages are shipped to the delivery station from Amazon fulfilment centres and loaded onto vehicles to get delivered to customers.


Reading Refocus volunteers, young people and board meet the Amazon team