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Royal Mail Group awarded Guinness World Record for payroll giving

Royal Mail Group awarded Guinness World Record for payroll giving

Group has been awarded the title for the most registered charities supported through a scheme. With around 42,000 employees giving to charities directly from their payroll, the Group’s staff account for 6% of all payroll givers in the UK.

In the 23 years since payroll giving was introduced at the company, Royal Mail Group employees have given £45 million to 975 registered charities via the scheme. Over £2 million has been raised in the last year alone. One in four of the Group’s employees are signed up to give via this tax-effective method.

The 975 charities consist of a wide range of organisations, and includes the Royal Mail Group’s own charity, the Rowland Hill Benevolent Fund.

Royal Mail Group received the Guinness World Records official certificate at a special ceremony in London.

Chief Executive Officer, Moya Greene, said: “Our postmen and women play a vital and trusted role in every community across the UK. I am delighted that our postmen and women have been recognised as the world’s best for donating to charity direct from their pay.”

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Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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