Royal Mail seeks national charity partner

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Royal Mail is looking for a national charity partner for 2022-2026 that is focused on heart health.

Poor heart health is one of the leading causes of absence at Royal Mail. Postal workers will be encouraged to raise money, volunteer and provide pro bono support for the charity selected. Employees will be involved in the final decision between three shortlisted charities.

Royal Mail’s last national charity partnership was with Action for Children and focused on mental health. Action for Children was selected as a charity partner as its proposition supported a new mental health support program for young people in schools.

A key strand of Royal Mail’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy is community investment. In 2021-22 Royal Mail invested £5.6m (US$6.68m) in community investment. Royal Mail’s national charity partnership provides the means to deliver its community investment strategy through national scale and local presence. Previous national charity partnerships have included Action for Children, The Stroke Association and Prostate Cancer UK. All partnerships have raised over £2m (US$2.3m).

Greg Sage, deputy director of corporate affairs and ESG at Royal Mail, said, “We’re delighted to announce that applications for our national charity partnership are open. Royal Mail is proud to play an active part in every community across the UK. We are looking for a partner that will bring a positive, long-lasting impact to those communities.”

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