With Postmasters all over the UK going above and beyond to offer essential services and provide a lifeline to their customers and communities in these difficult times, the media are putting key workers from Post Office in the spotlight to tell their good news stories.
Karan Dudley from Bulwell Post Office, Nottingham, in our Midlands region – one of several branches run by Postmasters, Mita and Nilesh Parekh – was on the BBC Radio Five Live breakfast show this morning (Friday 3 April).
In a four-minute slot, Karan talked all about the essential services Post Office provides, including banking, bill payments, gas and electricity top-ups, the Post Office card account (POca) for social benefits payments in cash, as well as mails. You can listen to Karan’s Five Live interview on BBC Sounds from 40:56 minutes to 44:23 minutes. (You may need to log in to the BBC to listen to this.)
Back in March, Postmaster David Andrews, who has run Long Ashton Post Office in our South West region for over a decade, was featured ITV news. David is now putting in 16-17 hour days to help his local community. ITV followed him on his round of home deliveries, taking essential supplies to vulnerable and self-isolating customers.
In addition, Bude Postmaster, Luke Francis, who is also running a home delivery service we recently featured on One, was interviewed for The One Show on BBC One, which aired on Tuesday 24 March.