Royal Mail Operations colleagues go head-to-head in fundraising challenge for the Stroke Association

3 March 2015

Royal Mail operations staff are throwing down the gauntlet to their colleagues around the country in an effort to raise the most funds for the company’s charity partner, the Stroke Association.
In a first for theIn a first for the company, Royal Mail’s “Ops Fundraising Challenge” pits four teams across the country against each other in a fundraising competition over three months in a race to raise vital funds for the charity.

Starting on 1 March 2015 and culminating at the end of May, which is ‘Action on Stroke’ month, employees from across the company’s Operations function will be taking part in activities ranging from skydives to bake sales, hoping to have their team crowned Royal Mail’s best fundraisers. The “Ops Fundraising Challenge” is aiming to raise £480,000 in total, including matched funding by Royal Mail.

Royal Mail Group Chief Operations Office Sue Whalley said: “There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to bring out the best, creative fundraising efforts of our people. We’re putting four teams from across the country head-to-head to find the fundraising champions of Royal Mail, all in support of a wonderful cause.

“In the next two years, Royal Mail wants to raise at least £2 million for our charity partner, the Stroke Association. Every penny raised by Operations colleagues in our “Ops Fundraising Challenge” will help us to change the lives of thousands of people affected by stroke across the UK.”


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