Burnley posties up for marathon charity round

Burnley post office staff before charity walk
Burnley post office staff before charity walk
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A group of Burnley posties will be ensuring a first class delivery for charity when they extend their round – to Blackpool.

The postmen and women will do what they do best and take to the streets, and walk from Burnley to Blackpool, to raise money for the Stroke Association.

Based at the Burnley Royal Mail Delivery Office in Bank Parade, the posties will set off on August 28th to raise cash and awareness.

Postman Andy Brown said: “About 18 of us are doing the sponsored walk in aid of the Stroke Association, which is our charity of the year.

“Just recently, one of our colleges suffered a stroke. His determination has spurred us on to attempt this walk.

“Apart from raising money, we hope to also raise the dangers of high blood pressure and encourage more people to check themselves to avoid ill health in the future.”

Nationally, Royal Mail has so far raised £548,000, including matched giving, in this year’s Operations Fund-raising Challenge – which has a target of £2m.

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. In the last 20 years the number of people dying of stroke has halved.