The Royal Mail Group’s ethos “be positive, be brilliant, be part of it” is expressed in its fundraising and its charity work. Louise Brinklow, PA to the Operation Director says that Parcelforce Worldwide’s fundraising efforts “brings people, departments, depots and Hub’s together in such a supportive way. Our employees, contractors and agency staff are incredibly positive, totally brilliant and pretty much everyone is a part of it. It gives us a huge sense of pride to be Parcelforce Worldwide!”
Online Safe Spaces
We’re proud to announce that Royal Mail Group has developed and launched ‘Online Safe Spaces’ - a free service to support victims of domestic abuse.
‘Online Safe Spaces’ (OSS) is a discreet portal that can be installed on both internal and external company websites. It provides a variety of helpful support, advice and contact information to those at risk of or experiencing domestic abuse – including when to dial 999, national helplines, local support groups and further useful links. It also features a quick exit button and leaves no internet history, ensuring the safety of those using the service.
The unique service is the product of a collaborative partnership with the crisis charity, Hestia, as part of Hestia’s ‘UK SAYS NO MORE’ campaign; and abuse experts from University of Bristol.
The ‘Online Safe Spaces’ portal – the first of its kind – is accessible from our own external and internal websites. Please click on the UKSaysNoMore icon at the bottom of this page to access OSS. The service reinforces RMG’s Domestic Abuse Guide, which provides all employees with information, and directions to support services plus guidance for managers and colleagues who suspect a team member may be at risk of, or is experiencing, domestic abuse.
We’re also offering the ‘Online Safe Spaces’ portal software free to any corporate organisation that would like to support the cause. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rowland Hill Fund
Rowland Hill Fund was set up for current and former employees of the Royal Mail Group who need a helping hand in difficult and traumatic circumstances That might be due to bereavement, illness, a struggle with family disabilities, home eviction, flood or paying for a funeral. Find out more.
Rowland Hill Fund fundraising efforts:
Staff can either donate directly or have a regular contribution automatically donated from their salaries. Staff at Parcelforce are looking to hold a week of awareness raising in September led by Rowland Hill Ambassadors, followed by a fundraising week in mid-October to support the charity and, in turn, help our own.
Fundraising efforts began in November for ocular melanoma charity OcuMel UK. Ocular melanona is a rare form of eye cancer that has unfortunately affected one of our colleagues. Efforts to raise money for OcuMel UK have included an eye patch day, raffles and a sponsored four-and-a-half hour walk one weekend in November.
We have also raised money this year for Willen Hospice, a charity that provides free care to people affected by life limiting illness, and is close to our Head Quarters location in Milton Keynes.
Other ways our staff help out
It’s not just fundraising either. Parcelforce Worldwide staff give more than just money to good causes, getting active and involved in their communities:
- Using the train station as a collection point, staff in Milton Keynes collected and distributed clothes, toiletries, food and drink to the homeless.
- There’s also been Individual fundraising for charities including Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Cancer Research UK.
- Some depots have been providing free labour, helping clear and improving land.
Want to join in?
Parcelforce Worldwide are always looking for likeminded people who live their values and want their job to reflect that. From hub to headquarters, if you’re willing to go the extra mile, why not see if we have a position right for you? Visit our careers page.