A Fleet of Poppies to Paint the Town Red

Parcel and Mail carrier, UK Mail, is supporting The Royal British Legion for this special year; as they commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. To promote the Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal, UK Mail is proudly displaying poppies across their entire vehicle fleet.

From 3rd to 21st November, the public can spot 100 vehicles from the head office site in Birmingham and almost 2000 UK Mail vans and LGV vehicles around the UK, which will all be sporting the poppies and raising awareness of the Legion and the work they do.

Since the charity partnership began in April 2014, UK Mail and its’ employees have raised almost £13,000 for the charity. Staff have staged fundraising events such as cake bakes, dress down days, bike rides and shaving off beards, with the company doubling any money raised for the cause.

The £40 million which The Royal British Legion hopes to raise through the 2014 Poppy Appeal, will be used to help in the wonderful work they do providing care and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

UK Mail Chief Executive says ‘We are delighted to have chosen The Royal British Legion as one of our charity partners this year and we are doing our bit to support the amazing work they do with the Armed Forces community. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship over the coming months.”

Louise Ajdukiewicz, Head of Corporate Partnerships at The Royal British Legion adds ‘Working with UK Mail and its employees during this important centenary period has been such a fantastic experience so far, and we look forward to further developing the partnership in 2015.’

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Notes to Editor:

UK Mail Group:

The UK Mail Group is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK, offering quality, yet affordable, delivery solutions both locally and worldwide. With a national network of 52 sites and 3,000 drivers, it is able to offer customers a unique integrated service with a full range of time-sensitive and secure delivery options for letters, packets, parcels and pallets. UK Mail is committed to pushing the boundaries of the post and express parcel delivery markets and continues to launch product innovations that deliver commercial advantage to customers.

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The Royal British Legion:

The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation's biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is the national custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy. www.britishlegion.org.uk

Contact Details:

For further information please contact: Lisa Bellamy, Head of Communications, UK Mail, 0121 335 1069 or lisabellamy@ukmail.com

Notes to Editor:

UK Mail Group:

The UK Mail Group is the largest independent parcels, mail and logistics services company within the UK, offering quality, yet affordable, delivery solutions both locally and worldwide. With a national network of 52 sites and 3,000 drivers, it is able to offer customers a unique integrated service with a full range of time-sensitive and secure delivery options for letters, packets, parcels and pallets. UK Mail is committed to pushing the boundaries of the post and express parcel delivery markets and continues to launch product innovations that deliver commercial advantage to customers.

www.ukmail.com

The Royal British Legion:

The Royal British Legion’s work is encapsulated in its motto: Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living. The Legion is the nation's biggest Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. It is the national custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal, and its emblem the red poppy. www.britishlegion.org.uk

Contact Details:

For further information please contact: Lisa Bellamy, Head of Communications, UK Mail, 0121 335 1069 or lisabellamy@ukmail.com

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