National Elf Service

When the team in Newport Isle of Wight saw a chance to dress up, they couldn’t elf themselves

The team at Newport Isle of Wight Delivery Office unleashed their inner elf to raise more than £370 for The Alzheimer’s Society.

National Elf Day, which took place on Friday 4 December, is all about dressing up to raise money for people affected by dementia, writes Peter Kirby.

Postman Mark Burrows, who organised the mass dress-up event, said: ‘Within the office, there’s a small group of us who always like to get involved with the fun side of things – particularly when it comes to dressing up and raising funds for a good cause.

‘Postie Jade Price had seen National Elf Day advertised and thought it would be great fun to get the office involved. We went about spreading the word and were delighted with how many in the team wanted to get involved.

‘We thought fundraising for The Alzheimer's Society was a really worthy cause as we all know someone who has suffered with this horrible disease. We managed to raise a few pennies within the office alone. But we also managed to get some of our customers, who love seeing their posties in fancy dress, to donate too.’

James Godolphin, delivery line manager, added: ‘I’m really proud of the team for everything they have dealt with under the current tough working conditions.

‘Not only have they all worked tirelessly to keep each other and the general public safe, they have also come together in this wonderful way to raise money towards battling Alzheimer’s disease.’

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21 Dec 2020