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Helping postal workers past and present

In 1882, Royal Mail instituted the Rowland Hill Fund, as a memorial to the great postal reformer and pioneer of the modern postal service, Sir Rowland Hill, who retired as Secretary of the Post Office in 1864. It aims to provide help for postal workers past and present.

In 2014 the Fund dealt with 392 cases and distributed over £320,000 in grant aid to current and retired staff. This gold and red coloured metal pin badge comes with a cap fastening and is attached to a display card that details the background to the Fund.