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The Amazon fulfilment centre in Gateshead has donated £1,000 to an LGBTQIA+ charity in Newcastle.

The donation from Amazon in Gateshead will go towards the operational costs needed to ensure that the Northern Pride Festival remains a free to enter event, and the largest free pride festival of its kind.

The festival welcomes around 70,000 people over the course of the three day weekend, and this year saw over 25,000 people march through the city as the organisers held the title of UK Pride.

To celebrate the donation, the team from Northern Pride visited the fulfilment centre in Gateshead for a tour of the building.

Richard Thompson, General Manager at Amazon in Gateshead, said:

“We are pleased to make this donation to the team at Northern Pride and everyone at Amazon in Gateshead enjoyed welcoming the charity to our site for a tour. We’re passionate supporters of the work done by Northern Pride across the North East in championing an inclusive and accepting community.”

Jacob Clark, an employee from the team at Amazon in Gateshead, said:

“Resources like the ones Northern Pride promotes are incredibly helpful for the LGBTQIA+ community. I appreciate the work the charity does promoting LGBTQIA+ culture and dispelling misinformation to help end discrimination.”

Northern Pride Director Ste Dunn (3rd from the left) and some of the Amazon colleagues

Ste Dunn, Director at Northern Pride, said:

“It was great to visit the fulfilment centre and meet some of the Amazon team members and thank them personally for the donation. With each donation from local businesses and the community, we are encouraged to continue spreading information and guidance to help build a more respectful environment for everyone.”

The donation to Northern Pride was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering more than six million healthy breakfasts to families in England.



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