Jude Ashton (6) was invited to tour the Amazon delivery station after his grandmother visited and explained her grandson’s fascination with Amazon, particularly the Amazon branded delivery vans.
As Jude’s birthday was coming up, his granny thought it would be a wonderful idea for him to visit the Portadown delivery station, where he could watch the vans dispatch.
Jude visited the delivery station two days later, where he was given star treatment for his birthday. He got to watch the vans dispatch with parcels for delivery and even got to ride in a van with one of Amazon’s Portadown Delivery Service Partners (DSP). Jude was also gifted some presents by the Amazon team, including a mini speaker, light up van conductor, whistle and mini Amazon lorry.
Jude’s mother, Kirsty Ashton, sent a message of thanks to the team for their efforts to make the day special.
She said: ‘’I just want to say a massive thank you to the Amazon team in Portadown. The team was so lovely, informative and caring, and everyone made such an effort with Jude. Everything was so well planned and thought out. We are in awe of how smooth the running of daily logistics is.
“Jude had the most amazing time and even said it was “the best day of his life”. Jude is the happiest birthday boy, and he can’t wait to work for Amazon one day!’’
Andrew Francis Mambe Mabian, delivery station manager at Amazon in Portadown, who helped arrange the birthday surprise for Jude, added: “We had such a special day showing Jude and his mother around the delivery station for his birthday. We’re glad we could make Jude’s birthday wishes come true and are pleased that our team has inspired him to pursue a career with us in the future. He’d be welcomed to the team with open arms.”
Amazon has created more than 170 permanent jobs at the delivery station in Portadown and works with three independent delivery companies with more than 150 drivers to provide the fast and reliable delivery Amazon customers love and trust.