Postmasters supporting the frontline community in Kent

Postmasters supporting the frontline community in Kent

Key workers have rose to the challenge during this covid-19 crisis to help those who need support. Postmasters are paramount to this and here are two examples of how some branches in our South East Region are supporting the NHS.

Michele Davies, the postmaster at the Broadstairs branch, has been going above and beyond for her local Kent community by using the 3D printer she received for Christmas to make the headbands that secure face visors for NHS staff.

So far, Michele has made over 200 of these headbands. These have been used to supply teams of paramedics in four towns, a team of occupational therapists, three care homes, Paydens pharmacy staff, and even some local shopkeepers.

At another Kent post office in Chatham, postmasters Baz and Ava are going the extra mile to help the NHS. They run the Princes Avenue branch and have secured a deal with a sweets company to match what they buy in stock for their Post Office, and donate it to the local hospital. This is then given to the staff and patients as a thank you for their continued help and support.

To help their local community, Baz and Ava have also set up a food bank collection point,

Medway foodbank, where customers can bring in food for the most vulnerable members of the community, during this difficult time.

Amanda Jones, Retail and Franchise Network Director at the Post Office said: “Our postmasters do amazing work in their communities. They provide an essential service through their dedication and hard work and we are grateful that in such difficult times postmasters across the country are choosing to help some of those most vulnerable in our society by continuing to keep their branches open. It’s great to see that Michele, Baz and Ava are going the extra mile for their communities in Kent.”