Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of Payroll Giving with a special postmark.
Royal Mail is honouring 30 years of Payroll Giving with a special postmark. The postmark – which says ‘Royal Mail proudly supports 30 years of Payroll Giving’ – will appear on millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide. It will land on doorsteps between Monday 10 and Saturday 15 July 2017.
Launched in 1987, Payroll Giving allows employees to give to charity straight from their wages or pension without paying tax on it. Over the last three decades, the scheme has raised over £2 billion for good causes. Last year payroll givers donated more than £130 million.
Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility & Community Investment at Royal Mail, said: “We are really pleased to be marking the 30th anniversary of Payroll Giving with a postmark.
Our employees are incredibly supportive of Payroll Giving, raising over £58 million over the last three decades. Last year alone saw more than 20 per cent of our employees give through the scheme contributing more than £2.4 million for good causes.
We hope that the postmark continues to raise awareness and encourages other employers to offer this scheme to their own employees.”