POSTMEN and women across the borough will be assisting a national charity to locate vulnerable missing children and adults, significantly increasing the number of people committed to help find them.
Royal Mail is partnering with the charity Missing People to distribute ‘high risk’ alerts to its hundreds postmen and women in Wigan while out on their postal rounds.
Child rescue alerts and high risk missing people alerts will be sent to the company’s extensive network of handheld scanners, used to track and sign for deliveries, on a geographically-targeted and, when appropriate, national basis.
Royal Mail Operations Director, Rob Jenson, said: “Royal Mail’s postmen and women are out in the community six days a week, across the country. We are all very aware of the trauma experienced by the families and communities of missing people, particularly children. We want to use our unique position to support this important service and perhaps help to reunite families with their missing loved ones.”
Jo Youle, CEO of Missing People added: “When someone goes missing and is at risk, every minute after a disappearance is crucial to bringing them home safely.”