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Over €18,000 raised so far for frontliners by mail workers

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An Post staff have raised over €18,000 so far for frontline workers

An Post staff have raised over €18,000 so far for frontline workers

An Post staff have raised over €18,000 so far for frontline workers

The team at An Post in Drogheda have delivered big time for the frontline staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

The postal delivery staff at their local unit expressed a desire to raise funds for the frontline staff in the Lourdes hospital who are doing such wonderful work during this pandemic.

From this came the idea of recording a version of the well-known Phil Coulter song 'Ireland's Call', with the lyrics changed slightly to encourage the public to stay at home during the pandemic. All of the services provided to achieve this were donated at no cost

With the help of Tony Campbell and Richard Hatch, they filmed a video of the workers performing the song at the delivery centre on Marley's Lane.

It has proved to be a sensation with thousands raised on a Go Fund Me page.

Odi McMaster said they wanted to do something special and what better than a song.

With the support of Area Manager Andrew Murphy, they got everything sorted and Tom Maguire from Deco5 came up with the song.

Maurice Clutterbuck, Paul Clutterbuck, Stuart Heslin and Niall Munster all performed, while Paul Gallagher was another of the group behind it.

David Leddy assisted with the sound while the performance was recorded in the An Post canteen!

The group used to organise the Postal Tarts events in the past and were keen to get back helping the community.

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