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Royal Mail stand raises money for charity

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Our stand at this year’s Labour Party Conference raised around £2,000 for the Stroke Association, and Missing People.

Delegates at the conference were given the opportunity to buy our smiler stamps – a personalised stamp featuring their own photo. Around 160 smiler stamps were sold during the conference.

Royal Mail will match the money raised, bringing the total to approximately £4,000, which will be split between the two charities.

The political party conference season is in full swing, and our public affairs team has been working hard to make sure politicians are up to date on the latest developments at Royal Mail. So far we have attended the Labour and Liberal Democrat conferences. The SNP and Conservative party events take place in October.

Visitors to our stand at the Labour conference include the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, and MP Chukka Umunna, pictured.

Our head of public affairs David Gold, pictured above, right, said: ‘Conference season is a great opportunity for us to talk to MPs about our Charity of Year. The smiler stamps proved to be very popular and we’re thrilled to be able to donate the money to the Stroke Association and Missing People.’

Best stand

The Royal Mail stand won an award for the Best Commercial Stand at this year’s Labour conference.

The stand showcased 500 Years of Royal Mail, including a video showing some of the highlights so far.