ROYAL Mail did its part in helping celebrate Greg Rutherford’s Olympic gold medal performance by getting out the gold paint.
Traditionally red, two post boxes in Central Milton Keynes were given the golden treatment and re-painted to mark the long jumper’s incredible achievement.
After securing gold on Saturday night, Royal Mail wasted no time in painting the two post boxes in Lloyds Court gold on Sunday morning.
Taking to Twitter to comment, Rutherford said: “The two post boxes in Milton Keynes look amazing! I hope no one graffiti’s them!”
Royal Mail has vowed to paint post boxes gold in the home towns of the Great British heroes who win top honours at the Olympics and Paralympics in London this summer.
The post boxes will be re-painted in the more traditional red again ‘in due course.’
To further celebrate the win, Royal Mail also produced special gold medal stamps, which are on sale in two post office branches in Milton Keynes – atthecentre:mk and in Queensway, Bletchley. They are also available online.
A further 4,700 branches will be selling the gold medal stamps within a week of a win.
The stamps feature an image of Rutherford, mid-jump, during Saturday’s men’s long jump final.