Postboxes Across The UK Have Been Painted Blue In Support Of NHS Workers

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor


The blue postboxes have appeared outside UK hospitals.

Red postboxes are an iconic sight across London and the UK at large, but several of them have turned blue recently for the best possible reason. Royal Mail has repainted six UK postboxes in a shade of royal blue, and emblazoned them with the words “Thank You NHS”, in a tribute to the NHS workers fighting to contain the coronavirus outbreak. (Featured image: @royalmailofficial)

Five postboxes are located next to UK hospitals: outside St Thomas’ Hospital in Lambeth, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, The Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, and Trafford General Hospital in Manchester. The five hospitals were chosen to represent each region of the UK, along with recognising Trafford General, which became the first NHS hospital in 1948.

The final blue postbox is located in Marston Moretaine, as it’s the closest one to the home of Colonel Tom Moore, whose NHS charity fundraiser closed last night with an amazing total of £32 million in donations. It’s not the first time Royal Mail have repainted postboxes – remember the golden ones for every gold medal winner at the 2012 Olympics? – but this is one glow-up that we’re highly in favour of.

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