AN Inverclyde charity that aims to reduce isolation has received £5,000 from the Amazon team in Gourock to help it continue its support in the community during the pandemic.
The donation was made after an Amazon employee nominated The Inverclyde Shed to benefit from a special covid-19 initiative that is part Amazon’s programme to help communities around its operating locations across the UK.
The Inverclyde Shed provides recreational facilities to advance the social needs, health and well-being of people living in the district.
It encourages members to share their skills and knowledge with others and plans to use the donation to continue its existing services in Inverclyde.
Lorna Sharples, site Lleader at Amazon in Gourock, said: “We’re proud to support organisations that are making a real difference in our community like The Inverclyde Shed.
“Its volunteers have been a great support to the people in Inverclyde during covid-19 and we want to lend a helping hand with this donation.”
Bruce Newlands, chair of The Inverclyde Shed, said: “Like all charities, our services have never been needed more than they are now.
“Amazon’s support is hugely appreciated and will enable us to continue to reach out to our community and provide settings for friendships to blossom.”