Keeping communities connected is core to what we do. Throughout the lockdowns in 2020-21, not only did we continue to provide our customers with our core service, but we supported local communities where we could.
Our people worked hard to lift spirits, check in on those most isolated and raise money for organisations close to their hearts.
This year, our people in the UK raised and donated more than £2.3 million for charities and good causes. We are incredibly proud of our people and thank them for all their efforts this year.
Over the past year we have:
- Invested £7.2m in our local communities through charitable giving and fundraising
- Partnered with 26 organisations to support victims of domestic violence through Online Safe Spaces
- Supported 487 beneficiaries through our in-house charity, the Rowland Hill Fund.
This year also saw us reach our £2m fundraising target for our youth mental health charity partner, Action for Children. Over the past four years, the funding we have provided for their Blues Programme has allowed 5,523 13 - 19 year olds to access internationally recognised preventative mental health services.
Penelope Amatt, Corporate Responsibility, Community Investment and Environmental Programmes Manager, said: ‘On behalf of Action for Children and all of the young people that have taken part in the Blues Programme, we would like to thank everyone at Royal Mail for the incredible amount of money raised and support they have given over the last four years.
‘Together, we have had a huge positive impact on the mental health of over 5,000 young people.’
Click here to read more about our community investment strategy and visit our annual corporate responsibility report which was published on June 21 2021.