YOUTH with mental and emotional health issues are supported by the people and businesses of Bolton.
Logistics North-based Amazon has donated £500 to Bolton NHS Foundation Trust which will be used to buy resources to support young people.
The trust says it has seen an increase in the number of children and young people admitted to services for children with mental and emotional health issues. And with the recent uncertainty around Omicron, many children and young people in Bolton will be particularly vulnerable for a second year in a row, according to the trust.
After learning of the trust’s winter appeal, The Small Things, Amazon made a heartfelt donation Irina Popa, head of delivery operations for Amazon, said: ‘We named Our Bolton NHS Charity because we wanted to support an organization local charity close to our hearts.
Bridget Thomas, Nurse Director of the Family Care Division, said: “We are very grateful to everyone at Amazon in Bolton who has named Our Bolton NHS Charity. We are incredibly well supported by our local community, but our older pediatric patients are sometimes overlooked. Through the generosity of Amazon Logistics, we are able to fund mindfulness resources, games, and activities designed to entertain, distract, and calm older children, especially those admitted to hospital with a mental health crisis.
The Small Things call was inspired by research that has shown the pandemic, while having brought fear, loneliness and loss, it has also rekindled appreciation for life’s simple pleasures.
Nada Baki, Delivery Station Manager at Amazon Bolton, said: “The Small Things call has really resonated with us and we are proud to support Our Bolton NHS Charity with this donation. Bolton staff and volunteers go above and beyond to provide the best possible patient care, and we hope this donation will help support the wellbeing of children and young people at Royal Bolton Hospital.
Donations for The Small Things via their JustGiving campaign page.