Next Tuesday (5th May) will see some unusual characters pounding the streets to deliver the post in Bridgwater and surrounding villages. Instead of the familiar Royal Mail red local posties will be dressing up in aid of raising money for local charities, while also hopefully putting a smile on the faces of residents.
The national lockdown has seen an increase in workload for postal services, with more people ordering online due to shop closures as they deal with spending more time at home. With many households thanking their posties with colourful pictures and messages on their doors, postman Lee Spicer wanted to try and give back to the local community.
After getting a positive response from his co-workers at the Bridgwater delivery office to the idea of dressing up for charity, he and fellow postie Helen Stevenson set up a Just Giving page with the target of raising £500 for local causes. At the time of writing, with three days until they hit the streets, that target is £35 short of being met, as the generous people of the Bridgwater area dig deep to show their support.
If you wish to donate then the Just Giving page can be found here: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/postiesdoingtheirbit
Then keep an eye out on Tuesday to see if your postie has been replaced by a superhero/film star or even a walking, talking postbox!