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Met Office selects new corporate charity

Met Office staff have chosen the RNLI as our new corporate charity.

Every three years the Met Office chooses a new corporate charity. Five charities were shortlisted from seventy five applicants and, in August, hundreds of Met Office staff voted to choose the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

For the last three years, WaterAid was the Met Office's corporate charity and we raised over £20,000 helping transform the lives of over 1,300 people around the world. Hopes are high that the new relationship can be a similar success.

Katie Hickmott, Partnership Communications Manager at the Met Office said, "There are clear connections between the Met Office and the RNLI and we are focussing on developing the already strong relationship we have."

The bond between the two organisations is not just about raising money. By working together we aim to develop a communication programme and communicate forecasts, warnings and safety information to the widest possible audience.

Ros Whitlock from the RNLI said, "We are delighted to have been chosen as the Met Office's charity. The next step will be to work out what our partnership will involve from both a fundraising and non-financial perspective. We look forward to setting this partnership up and really appreciate the support of all of the Met Office employees."