Parcel delivery firm Evri has teamed up with Leeds-born Matt Jameson of Married at First Sight fame, to raise funds for a local LGBT+ charity Out Together, which raises awareness for the LGBT+ community.

The bake sale saw Evri staff showcase their culinary skills, bringing an array of baked goods to be judged by Jameson and other senior members at Evri.

During the event, which raised over £1,500, Jameson also shared the story behind the charity he established and its mission to promote inclusivity, support LGBT+ individuals and foster a sense of unity within the community.

In addition to the bake sale, Evri’s staff have been celebrating Pride Month, which ran for the whole of June, with a number of initiatives, including pronoun badges being made available at all sites and other fundraising activities at the Morley head office.

Evri colleagues will also be taking part in Leeds Pride on 6 August, organised by the company’s newly formed LGBTQ+ colleague-led network.

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Evri has also signed up to take part in the Inclusive Employers accreditation scheme to see how the business is tracking against becoming a recognised inclusive employer.

To support this initiative the company is launching a DE&I learning series to all colleagues which will cover key topics including allyship, microaggressions, unconscious bias, workplace adjustments and neurodiversity.

Martijn De Lange, Evri chief executive, said: “Over the past 12 months we have taken action to support our LGBTQ+ colleagues including making changes to our workplace policies, creating a brand-new DE&I strategy, and launching our LGBTQ+ colleague-led network group.

"We hope to continue building on this base and being led by our colleagues on how make Evri an even better place to work in the future.”