A DURHAM Scouts group has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in the town.

The 19th Durham (Neville's Cross) Scouts Group teaches young people life skills that will help them build better futures. As part of the Durham City Scouts Group, the programme for 10 to 14-year-olds encourages members to recognise their own abilities and explore their values and personal attitudes.

The donation will be used to buy new tents and equipment that will be used in all sections of the group.

Speaking on the donation, Radek Stegbauer, general manager at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Durham, said:

“We recognise the lasting impact that groups like the Scouts have on children and their development. We are pleased to support The 19th Durham (Neville's Cross) Scout Group with this donation.”

D’Arcy Emberson, Scout Leader from The 19th Durham (Neville's Cross) Scout Group, added: “We would like to say thank you to Radek and the team at Amazon in Durham for this donation.

"During the pandemic, we’ve missed out on valuable fundraising opportunities to buy new equipment so this donation will help us to continue our work with the young people in our community, helping us provide young people with skills for life.”

The 19th Durham (Neville's Cross) Scout Group received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

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