A children and young people’s charity in North Kensington has been boosted by a £2,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s head office in Shoreditch.

Rugby Portobello Trust (RPT), part of the UK social inclusion charity P3, is a children’s, young people and family support charity providing a range of sporting, cultural and educational activities across North Kensington.

As the need for RPT’s education activities are in such high demand, the donation from Amazon will support the establishment and running of academic tutoring sessions targeted at primary school children aged 6-12.

Speaking on the donation, Katie Bucher, Amazon in the Community UK Lead, said:

“RPT offers important social and educational activities to help children and young people in North Kensington and beyond learn new life skills, make friends, and have fun. It’s our pleasure to make this donation to the staff and volunteers at the charity.”

RPT Head of Services, Sophie Fitzhugh added:

“We are so appreciative of this support; since the start of the pandemic, we have delivered over 2,800 hours of free online tutoring to children and young people in the North Kensington area. This donation from Amazon will ensure we can continue to do this and expand the horizons of children and young people through education.”

RPT received the donation as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Community donations are one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic Amazon has provided disadvantaged students with online STEM courses and supported virtual classrooms with no-cost resources from AWS and Amazon Future Engineer. The company has also teamed up with charity partner Magic Breakfast to deliver more than four million healthy breakfasts to children at risk of hunger in disadvantaged areas around the UK.