Doddington: Gold Post Box For Peacock

10 September 2012, 11:05 | Updated: 10 September 2012, 16:35

Cambridgeshire's gold-medal winning Paralympian Jonnie Peacock has chosen to have a post box in his home village of Doddington painted gold.

Royal Mail has covered the post box in the village, which is near March, in gold paint today (Monday).

It comes after Jonnie came first in the men's 100 metre sprint race at the London 2012 Paralympics last week.

The organisation was waiting to hear where in Cambridgeshire Jonnie wanted to have his gold post box, as he has connections to a number of places in the county.

Jonnie has now chosen Doddington, where his family currently live, as the location.

Pictured in the photo on the top right are: Jonnie's step father Stephen Green, mother Linda Roberts, niece Hope Crook and sister Beth Crook.

A statement from Royal Mail reads: "Royal Mail is continuing to paint some of its much-loved red post boxes gold to celebrate every ParalympicsGB gold medal win during the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The UK is the first country to paint post boxes gold to celebrate Paralympics gold medal wins."

Meanwhile individual first class stamps featuring an image of Jonnnie are also being produced.

These stamps will be on sale in around 500 dedicated Post Office branches across the UK within five working days, and a further 4,700 branches afterwards.

A statement from Royal Mail added: "The gold medal stamps will be presented for purchase as a sheet of two First Class stamps for £1.20.

The sheet carries additional information on the winning athlete or athletes."