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Govt distributes ‘Thanks’ postcards

A special ‘Thanks’ postcard will be delivered this week free of charge to all Gibraltar addresses, the Gibraltar Government yesterday announced.

The government said the idea is for children and families to send a postcard to someone within Gibraltar who would appreciate receiving such a card.

“It is up to individuals to choose who this someone could be; maybe a relative or friend working on the Covid-19 frontline, a grandparent staying at home or a team of people or business doing an exemplary job during these exceptional times,” the government said.

“The list is endless.”

The government added people should write a friendly message on the card, fill in the name and address of the recipients (no stamps required), and insert them in any postbox while out on daily exercise or essential shopping.

Postmen and postwomen will deliver these postcards free of charge to any local address.

“For those who receive the postcards, we'd love to see them and we would encourage people to upload a photo on social media using the hashtag #thankinggibraltar,” the government said.

The Minister with responsibility for the Post Office, Vijay Daryanani, thanked staff at the Post Office for their work and encouraged people to take part in this new initiative.

“This is an excellent initiative as it encourages people to keep in contact with those who are in lockdown or to thank those who are on the frontline,” said Mr Daryanani.

“It also gives me the chance to thank the staff of the Post Office who are not only working hard during these difficult days but, with this initiative, are actually volunteering for this extra work.”

Postcards are also available to pick up free of charge from the Post Office, all Express Shops, Risso's Daily, GibOil Petrol stations and Morrisons Supermarket.

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