Tuesday 30 September 2014

Stroke Association is Royal Mail's new fund-raising partner

Press release 8 September 2014

Royal Mail Group is delighted to announce the Stroke Association as its new charity partner for the next two years.

The Stroke Association was chosen to be Royal Mail Group’s new Charity of the Year after around 40,000 employees selected it in a staff vote.

The company aims to raise at least £2 million for the charity over the course of the partnership.Royal Mail will match every penny raised by colleagues, up to £1 million.  Money raised will help the charity provide Life After Stroke grants of up to £300 to help 10,000 stroke survivors. The partnership will also aim to raise awareness of the condition as well as steps people can take to reduce their stroke risk.

There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.

- See more at: http://www.royalmailgroup.com/royal-mail-announces-stroke-association-its-new-charity-partner#sthash.hQW7XXDc.dpuf

Press release 29 September 2014

Letters delivered across the UK from today (Monday 29th September2014) will be helping to raise awareness of Royal Mail Group’s charity partner, the Stroke Association.

The postmark will be used frequently over the next two years.   It will feature on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide by Royal Mail’s postmen and women.

The earliest examples we have seen are dated 29 September but the wording of the press release suggests that postmarking started on Friday/Saturday 26/27 for delivery on Monday 29th. As usual the postmark is in two styles depending on the type of machine being used at the Mail Centres.

Thanks to Bob for these images.  Please send us examples from other locations, especially if they are with earlier dates.


  1. Interesting to note that these are two differently worded postmarks - "proud to support" and "proudly supports" - as well as being arranged differently due to the respective machines used.

  2. It looks like a new generic machine cancel is on the way


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