DONATING £1,000 to a Dunfermline and West Fife charity was an easy decision to make for Amazon in Dunfermline.

Crossroads provides support to carers and their families who face the daily demands of being a carer.

The charity’s work provides relief from stress, isolation and physical toll involved with providing care.

Janet Scott, manager at Crossroads Dunfermline, said: “We’re incredibly grateful for donations that help us to continue offering our service freely to clients who need it.

"Some respite from a 24/7 commitment is crucial for the wellbeing of carers.

"Everyone at Crossroads would like to take the opportunity to say thank you to Amazon Dunfermline for the generous donation.”

Crossroads engages with a wide range of carers, including those who look after children with additional needs, adults with a physical, mental or learning disability and older adults living alone with a disability.

Crossroads currently supports 55 carers and has a huge waiting list of people waiting for support.

With the donation from Amazon, the charity will be able to help some of those on the waiting list sooner than expected.

Paul Ashraf, general manager of the Amazon Dunfermline fulfilment centre, said: “It’s hard to imagine the difficulties that carers face every day.

"It’s great that Crossroads is working so hard within the community to provide much-needed respite to carers who need it most. The team at Amazon is happy to help out in any way we can.”

The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.