The Olympic Torch received a ‘first class’ welcome when it reached Wales as part of its tour across the UK.
First Class welcome for the Torch relay in Wales
St Athan Postwoman Pauline Eastment was given the honour of being a torchbearer in Barry after helping to raise over £30,000 for charity.
Pauline said: “Carrying the torch was amazing. I didn’t think I would enjoy the day as much as I did. There were so many people cheering me along, when I slowed down too much to take it all in, the security guard asked me to hurry up! It was just mind blowing.”
Pauline is just one of a number of other Royal Mail employees who have been chosen to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay, after being recognised for their outstanding contribution to society.
Royal Mail will soon be going for gold during London 2012. We will be issuing a Gold Medal stamp for every Team GB gold medalist – and have them on sale the next day at over 500 Post Offices across the UK.
The gold medal stamps will be the first time Royal Mail has ever issued next day stamps. They will feature, wherever possible, photographs of the Team GB athlete or team in action from their gold medal winning final. This will be the first time any host country has used action shots for Gold Medal stamps and issued them immediately, during the Games. Where this is not possible, the image will be of the athlete’s gold medal winning journey taken from a heat or from their gold medal award moment on the podium.
To find out more about out our Gold Medal stamps click here
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