THE Llanelli Deaf Centre has received a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s Swansea fulfilment centre.
Llanelli Deaf Centre is a local charity that provides a meeting space in which the deaf community and hard of hearing can gather, along with friends and family, for a range of events and activities. It plans to put the donation towards the construction of an I.T. training room.
Engaging with the youngest member of the community to the oldest, the Llanelli Centre for the Deaf hosts a weekly youth club, provides a free social meeting space and offers basic sign language lessons for those wishing to learn.
To celebrate the donation, members of the Amazon Swansea team made a special visit to the Centre.
Chris Law, Site Leader at Amazon in Swansea, said: “The Llanelli Deaf Centre is an indispensable social hub and support network for members of the local deaf community and their families. We had a great time meeting those involved with Llanelli Deaf Centre and look forward to learning how the money has been used.”
Karen Jefferie from Llanelli Deaf Centre added: “We’re so thankful to receive this donation from the local Amazon team. It means a lot to us at the centre, and to our friends and members too, to be recognised in this way. It was great to meet the team and the kids enjoyed having the Amazon team down to visit.”
The donation forms part of the ‘Amazon in the Community’ programme whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.