Charity book featuring Postmaster and how can you help

Charity book featuring Postmaster and how can you help

We are pleased to support Letters From Lockdown, a book featuring a collection of letters from some of the world’s most famous people, unsung stay-at-home heroes and courageous frontline workers, including one of our fantastic Postmasters, Elliot Jacobs from our Greater London region Elliot runs several branches and has been a key member of our Postmaster Covid-19 Response Group.

Letters From Lockdown is introduced by newsreader, presenter, and Barnardo’s president Natasha Kaplinsky, and each letter within it offers a unique perspective on the year everything changed, capturing a whole spectrum of lockdown experiences - from the sadness and pain, through to the unexpected moments of joy and humour.

As Postmasters, you and your staff have been part of the front line in keeping the country going through the pandemic, often dealing with difficult issues at home and in the branch too. We are proud to be supporting this campaign to highlight the experience of many different people through the last 12+ months.

All publishers profits from this book will go to Barnardo’s Children’s Charity, who are doing important work to protect and support the UK’s most vulnerable children.

This is a great opportunity for you to get involved – highlighting the work your branch has done to support customers through the lockdown, promote your branch on social media, show your commitment to helping raise money for charities and of course revenue from book sales.


How you can help:

  • Order copies of the book to sell in store and receive a free poster for your window
  • Request a set of free “Just for you” postcards and accompanying standee to help you spread the word about the book. Postcards can be given out to customers for free, encouraging them to stay connected by sending a note to someone they care about
  • Accept cash or card donations for Barnardo’s Children’s Charity through Horizon via the Your Charity function.

Postmasters offer for Letters From Lockdown:

Hachette Publishers are happy to offer you 40% discount off the RRP of £8.99 for a minimum of 10 copies with delivery free in the UK. ISBN: 9781526364364 Letters From Lockdown

Special Price of £5.39 per copy

Discount Code: Postmaster

Please contact Hachette Distribution with the Discount Code, ISBN and delivery address to order with hukdcustomerservice@hachette.co.uk or phone 01235 759555 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Offer start date: 24/06/2021

Publication date: 08/07/2021 (will not deliver before)

Expiry date: 01/09/2021

To order a free set of “Just for you” postcards and accompanying standees, complete this short web form.

To choose Barnardo’s as your till point charity, contact postoffice@charitiestrust.org with your name, branch address and FAD code and let them know you’d like to sign up to collect for Barnardo’s through our Your Charity scheme.