Royal Mail to issue individual stamps for Gold medal Paralympians

  Again, I don’t often report breaking news but this is quite something. if you saw my earlier post about the Royal Mail and its decision to produce individual stamps for Olympian gold medallists but group-only ones for Paralympians, you’ll be as delighted as I am to hear they’ve changed their minds.  Paralympians now will have their own individual stamps to commemorate what will be the most extraordinary achievements over the next few weeks. Well done everyone who posted everywhere, joined the conversation, tweeted up a storm, and critically, sat down and made this decision. Here’s Royal Mail’s statement.   Continue reading Royal Mail to issue individual stamps for Gold medal Paralympians

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Paralympics, gold medals, and Royal Mail stamps

I don’t often get involved in twitter or Facebook campaigns but yesterday I re-tweeted a message asking if it was true that, unlike the Olympians, Paralympic gold medallists would not be getting special stamps in their honour. This resulted in a flood of further re-tweets and so I put out a tweet of my own for Royal Mail to elaborate, then I went off to investigate. The Royal Mail Stamps and Collectibles Facebook page seemed a good place to post a message and so I asked again, did Royal Mail really mean to deny to Paralympians the accolade accorded their able-bodied colleagues? … Continue reading Paralympics, gold medals, and Royal Mail stamps

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