Young athlete's development boosted by Amazon donation
A young athlete in London has been given a sporting boost after Amazon made a £1,000 donation to the Lord's Taverners Charity.
The money will be used to pay for a sports wheelchair for the athlete, Kyle Ingram (21), to help him continue his training and development.
“When we heard the Lord's Taverners Charity needed some help to fund equipment for one of their young athletes we were delighted to help,” said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. “We are committed to helping young people reach their potential and we hope this new equipment goes some way to helping Kyle.”
Chief Executive of the Lord’s Taverners, Paul Robin, said, “Being able to fund and provide the best of equipment for our young athletes is crucial to their development. This donation will make a real difference where it matters and on behalf of the Lord's Taverners I’d like to thank everyone at Amazon for their generosity.”
The activity forms part of the Amazon in the Community programme whereby the company supports communities in and around where it operates in the UK. The initiative focuses on helping children reach their potential in the digital world by creating a positive environment for children, developing essential skills in literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and empowering young people into the right career.
The community programme has recently supported a number of London-based organisations, including a £1,000 donation to the Bridge Academy in Hackney to fund new science equipment and a donation of £850 to a team of teenage students from Barnet to help fund their upcoming trip to the USA to participate in a global robotics competition.