Stephen and Vaughan deliver festive cheer to hardworking postmen and women at busiest time of year

Stephen visited Penarth delivery office along with local Assembly Member Vaughan Gething, to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.

Stephen Doughty MP, Penarth postman Bruce and Vaughan Gething AM take a festive breather at Penarth delivery office.

Stephen Doughty MP, Penarth postman Bruce and Vaughan Gething AM take a festive breather at Penarth delivery office.

They were shown around the office by Penarth Delivery Manager, Jonathan Binney, and were introduced to the postmen and women who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the local area over the Christmas period.

The festive season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop online for gifts and send Christmas cards and parcels.

Stephen Doughty MP, Penarth postwoman Ann Psaila, Penarth postwoman Teresa Walker, Vaughan Gething AM and Penarth Delivery Office manager Jonathan Brooking. Ann and Teresa have clocked up more than 50 years’ service between them.

Stephen Doughty MP, Penarth postwoman Ann Psaila, Penarth postwoman Teresa Walker, Vaughan Gething AM and Penarth Delivery Office manager Jonathan Brooking. Ann and Teresa have clocked up more than 50 years’ service between them.

As Royal Mail’s 500th anniversary draws to a close, this Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the centuries of hard work, delivering to every single address in the UK.

Stephen said: “I’d like to thank all the postal workers for the lengths they go to ensure that all these presents are safely delivered – and that’s before they even start on the cards!”

Jonathan Binney, Royal Mail Delivery Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to show Stephen and Vaughan our Christmas operation and to hear their kind words of encouragement and support.

“We are extremely proud of our postmen and women for all their hard work during the festive season and for continuing our proud history of delivering Christmas mail.”

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