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Post Boxes Painted Gold in Honour of Local Paralympic Heroes

25 September 2012

London 2012 Paralympic Games

Royal Mail has painted post boxes gold to honour the achievements of our local Paralympians Jason Smyth, Michael McKillop and Bethany Firth.

Post boxes have recieved the gold treatment in  Eglinton for double gold medal winner and world record Paralympic sprinter Jason Smyth, in Glengormley for double gold medal winner Michael McKillop, and in Seaforde, County Down, for gold medal swimmer Bethany Firth.

The honour was a response to overwhelming public support for the tributes, said Royal Mail.

The gold boxes will remain in use and customers will be able to post mail in these boxes as normal.  Mail collections from the boxes will also be unaffected.  The boxes will be repainted in Royal Mail's traditional red in due course - so don't leave it to late to visit a gold post box near you!

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