The Royal Mail has named the Stroke Association as its charity partner, a move that could raise £2m for the health charity
Royal Mail Group has announced the Stroke Association as its new charity partner for the next two years after employees selected the charity in a staff vote.
The company aims to raise at least £2 million for the charity over the next two years. Funds raised will help the Stroke Association provide Life After Stroke grants to help 10,000 stroke survivors.
The partnership will also seek to raise awareness of stroke and highlights steps people can take to reduce their stroke risk.
The vital funds raised will support our Life After Stroke Grants: a lifeline which helps stroke survivors make their best possible recovery - Jon Barrick
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. In Scotland, there are about 12,500 strokes every year and over 120,000 people stroke survivors in the community.
Royal Mail group’s chief executive, Moya Greene, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Stroke Association and supporting their valuable work. Our colleagues voted for the charity in their thousands and we look forward to working closely together over the next two years. We hope our support will make a real difference to Stroke Association’s work and overall aim to conquer stroke.”
Jon Barrick, chief executive of the Stroke Association, said: “Our partnership with the Royal Mail is a fantastic opportunity to help us conquer stroke. The vital funds raised will support our Life After Stroke Grants: a lifeline which helps stroke survivors make their best possible recovery.
“Stroke is the killer disease that’s been ignored for too long. Through the incredible generosity of individuals and staff at Royal Mail Group, we can do even more to help transform the lives of people living with this devastating condition.”
The Stroke Association offers a range of services for stroke survivors to support them in their life after stroke via the Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100 and its website.