Skegby postie in poppy dress delivery to mark Remembrance Day

A Skegby postie has come up with a first class way to honour the area’s war dead while raising money for veterans.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 9:51 am

To mark Remembrance Day, on Wednesday, November 11, Katy Haydon is doing her post round in a striking dress covered in bright red poppies.

The bubbly 26-year-old is hoping her effort will help amass a parcel of cash for the Royal British Legion.

The popular postie, who delivers on her home patch has worked on the Skegby round for about five months. She has also worked in other areas for the postal service during the past three years and is also known as a spinning exercise instructor, amongst other activities.

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Katy Haydon (now blonde) pictured in her poppy dress previously at a wedding (when her hair was short and dyed brown) with her fiancé Lee Townsend Picture: Katy Haydon/Facebook

Katy, who is based at the Royal Mail depot at Sutton-in-Ashfield said: “I just wanted to do something for Remembrance Day. People can’t go to the services this year, and everyone is fed up with the coronavirus situation.

"So, I thought it might cheer people up if they saw me delivering the mail, come rain or shine, in my colourful poppy dress. It’s nothing special, just an ASOS. I wore it at wedding a few years ago. I thought, ‘I might as well get another wear out of it!’

“I just want to bring smiles to people’s faces. I absolutely love my job, it is the best job in the world and I enjoy meeting people and I want to make people happy.”

The popular postie is no stranger to doing good deeds. Katy, who is the owner of a lively Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Ralph, recently rescued a stray on her round. She spotted a nervous little dog called Brodie, and managed to reunite him with his owners.

Katy Haydon in her post office uniform (Picture Katy Haydon)

Katy said: "I was worried at first handing him over to strangers but when he spotted the people his little tail didn’t stop wagging, I knew he was pleased and they were genuine.”

She will be on her round from around 9am, Wednesday, delivering along Mansfield Road, by the Fox and Crown, towards the Jet garage, side streets, and in the Greenfields, Silvern and Beechwood estate areas.

Katy added: "I hope everyone will come out and support me and donate towards the Royal British Legion poppy appeal. I will be carrying a collection bucket or people can donate on my Facebook Katy Haydon.” https://www.facebook.com/katygrace.haydon

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Katy Haydon the Skegby postie who is wearing a poppy dress to mark Remembrance Day Picture: Katy Haydon/Facebook
Brodie the lost dog found by postal delivery woman Katy Haydon - Picture Katy Haydon/Facebook