Hucknall postman Lee has been delivering festive cheer while on his rounds dressed as an elf

A postman has been bringing the people of Hucknall some extra festive cheer by dressing up as a Elf while out on his rounds.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 11:41 am

Lee Poultney, 42, has been a postman for 13 years but he says this year has been the most testing time of his career.

And now with the Christmas deliveries piling up postmen are busier than ever so Mr Poultney decided he wanted to bring some festive cheer while he was out and about.

Mr Poultney said: "All we see in the news is doom and gloom and Christmas is a time when we should all try and be happy and enjoy Christmas.

Postman Lee Poultney has been dressing as an elf to bring some festive cheer

"So I’ve bought various Christmas outfits and shirts to wear for work just because I love Christmas and wanted to have some fun with my colleagues and customers.

"The response has just been phenomenal and absolutely overwhelming,

"My customers have been absolutely amazing to me and even people I see on the streets are smiling and laughing and that’s all I wanted to do. All the houses and businesses I deliver to have been absolutely brilliant.

“My customers are gifting me chocolates, biscuits and cards and just saying thank you to me and it’s just overwhelming so I just want to say a massive thank you to all my customers and everyone who has been really nice to me and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and let’s hope next year brings is back to abit more like normality.”

Business have also recognised Mr Poultney for the effort he has been making and he has been gifted with a full access gym pass to Hucknall Leisure Centre and a delivery of an afternoon tea from Keycraft Garden Buildings.

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