WORKERS at Amazon in Dunfermline have been going gold for charity.

The fulfilment centre team made a £3,000 donation to Children’s Hospices Across Scotland and gave £1,000 to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity as part of the company’s Amazon Goes Gold for Kids with Cancer campaign.

The annual fundraiser took place as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and aimed to raise funds and awareness for organisations working to increase survival rates for those with childhood cancer through life-saving treatments and research.

A gold ribbon is the universal symbol for childhood cancer so, this year, Amazon employees in Dunfermline held a month-long series of gold-themed events in recognition of the international emblem.

One of the events was a Pyjama Day, which saw the fulfilment centre team join with colleagues across the UK to wear nightwear to work in honour of children who spend every day in their pyjamas during treatment.

Amazon Dunfermline general manager Jamie Strain said: “We are proud to support CHAS and Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this year’s Amazon Goes Gold for Kids with Cancer campaign.

"We look forward to doing our bit for children with cancer every year and hope that this donation offers encouragement to the charity’s brilliant team and the families it supports.”

Worker Aoife Considine added: “It was great to take part in Amazon in Dunfermline’s Pyjama Day and help spread awareness of the realities of childhood cancer. I’m so pleased that we could offer support to such an excellent charity.”

This year, Amazon employees in the UK also had the opportunity to support children and families affected by childhood cancer by volunteering with childhood cancer charities and organisations, or by putting together activity packs for children facing cancer, which were distributed to nearby hospitals and hospices.