Norwich Royal Mail guide dog initial training graduates

13:42 24 April 2022

Staff at the Royal Mail factory in Norwich raised money for Guide Dogs UK and sponsored a puppy they aptly named Stamp.

To date, the company has made over £10,000 through donations from people who use their car park on match days at Norwich City Football Club.

Last week Stamp made her final visit to the Norwich Royal Mail factory as she will move to Reading to complete the next part of her training and then be matched with someone who needs her.

Angela Travis, Factory Manager at Norwich Royal Mail, said: “I am so happy that we can share with football supporters where their money has gone.

“It was lovely because they were all so interested, when they park they regularly ask us for updates on Stamp.”

Angela was lucky enough to meet Stamp five times as she was placed in Harleston for the first part of her training.

She said: “Because she was so close it meant I was able to get lots of updates which I can then pass on to our staff.

“We were able to really see what the donations did to make a difference.”

The Norwich Royal Mail factory have always tried to help charities but they had a list where there were different charities but two years ago they made the decision to only help Guide Dogs UK.

Angela said: ‘Once we contacted Guide Dogs UK they sent owners and their guide dogs over so they could meet our staff and tell them how they got their dogs and what impact it had on their life. .

“It’s an amazing thing to be able to do, it helps give someone a pair of eyes in a way.”

Plans are already in place for another pup to be named Ronda in memory of the wife of an employee who lost her life during the pandemic.

Angela said: “I would like to thank all the football fans and our own staff for their continued support, they have really done a fantastic job.”

If anyone would like to donate, you should contact Angela Travis at the Royal Mail Norwich factory.

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