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CHRISTMAS CHEER DELIVERED TO POSTAL WORKERS AT SIXMILECROSS DELIVERY OFFICE

Published: 12 December, 2014

Declan and Sean pictured with the Post men and women at Sixmilecross sorting office on Friday morning.

Declan and Sean pictured with the Post men and women at Sixmilecross sorting office on Friday morning.

Declan Mc Aleer MLA and Councillor Sean Donnelly visited Royal Mail's Sixmilecross delivery office on Friday morning to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to postmen and women at their busiest time of year. Mr Mc Aleer and Cllr Sean Donnelly were shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Paul Grimes, and were introduced to the postmen and women who are working hard sorting and delivering mail in the run-up to Christmas. Mr Mc Aleer said: "It was great to meet postmen and women at Royal Mail's Sixmilecross delivery office and see first-hand just how much effort they put into delivering for people at this time of year. "Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and help to deliver Christmas for many people and families in our area. I would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them all the best over the busy festive period." Councillor Donnelly added "Our Postmen and women play a hugely important role in the local community. Not only do they make their way in sometimes atrocious weather conditions to deliver our letters and parcels but for many vulnerable people who live alone in rural areas such as Mid Tyrone, their postman or woman is the only daily contact they have with other people. "Sometimes we can take the post for granted but it must be remembered that these people work long hours and fulfil a vital role in our community". Paul Grimes, Royal Mail Delivery Office Manager at Sixmilecross, commented: "Our postmen and women are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Sixmilecross. We are grateful that Declan and Sean visited the office to see our operation and to support the team during our busiest time of year. "We'd like to remind our customers to post early so that friends and family have longer to enjoy their Christmas greetings." The last recommend posting dates for Christmas are: Second Class - Thursday 18th December First Class - Saturday 20th December Special Delivery - Tuesday 23rd December