Courier firm backs mental health in new initiative

By Sarah Stowe | 03 Oct 2017 View comments

Inside Franchise Business: Courier Day is a new fundraising and franchisee support initiative at Fastway CouriersFastway Couriers has launched an event that strengthens head office and franchisee relationships, and recognises and celebrates excellence within the courier network.

The initiative encourages head office and depot team members to step away from their desks and into vans to help couriers with drop-offs and deliveries.

More than 100 Fastway Couriers staff participated in the event, which was also an opportunity to engage in fundraising activities including barbecues and a trivia night.

This year, as requested by franchisees at this year’s national conference, all money raised through Courier Day will go towards funding Beyond Blue’s vital support services for people living with anxiety and depression.

Fastway Couriers CEO Peter Lipinski said “At Fastway Couriers we’re passionate about giving back to the community. Three million Australians are currently living with anxiety or depression and close to eight people commit suicide every day. This is a very real and serious issue facing our society.

“Fastway is very proud to be supporting Beyond Blue on their quest to support those affected by mental illness and equip all Australians with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health.”

Lipinksi highlighted Courier Day as an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and dedication from franchisees and couriers with each courier receiving a gift bag.

“Our Courier Day events recognise the incredibly hardworking and dedicated Fastway Courier Franchisees across the country who continually go above and beyond to deliver excellence.  

"It’s also a great opportunity to acknowledge some of our long serving couriers and franchisees, some of which have now been a part of our network for over 20 years! We’re delighted to congratulate them on this very exciting milestone.”