The team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dunfermline has donated 1,300 educational books to a children's charity.

Aberlour Children’s Charity supports disadvantaged children and families across Scotland, offering tailored services such as addiction recovery, disability care and residential and foster care for children who are unable to live with their families.

The team from Amazon in Dunfermline visited the charity’s hub in Dumfries to deliver 1,300 educational books, which will be used in Aberlour’s community library in the south of Scotland.

Jamie Strain, General Manager at Amazon in Dunfermline, said: “At Amazon, supporting people in need is an essential part of our work with the community. The care and compassion that the staff and volunteers at Aberlour Children’s Charity have for the people they meet is truly admirable, and we’re glad to play a small part in their outreach. We hope this donation of books can make a positive change.”

Jonathan McClean, an employee at Amazon in Dunfermline who helped deliver the books, added: “The support Aberlour Children’s Charity provides to the community is transformative. I had the pleasure of seeing how happy the staff were to see our donation and recognise the impact this will have for children across Scotland. The charity is creating brighter futures for those in need and I feel very grateful that we are able to support them to achieve this.”

Amanda McAllister, Service Manager from Aberlour Children’s Charity, said the charity greatly appreciated Amazon’s support.

Community donations and employee volunteering are just two of the ways Amazon supports communities.

Amazon also co-founded the Multibank initiative with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to support families in poverty. The first Multibank, ‘The Big Hoose’, opened in Fife providing surplus essentials like nappies, toilet rolls, toothpaste and school uniforms, donated by Amazon and others, directly to those in need. The initiative has gone on to donate more than 2 million goods to over 200,000 families across Scotland and Greater Manchester.