Neil Fachie:Royal Mail has confirmed that it will issue a special stamp to mark Aberdeen cyclist Neil Fachie\’s success at the Paralympics.He and his pilot Barney Storey won gold in the men\’s individual B 1km time trial.The stamps will be sold at over 500 Post Offices from Monday.In addition, a post box in Aberdeen will be re-painted gold. Another box will be painted gold in Barney Storey\’s home town, Disley in Cheshire.Fachie, who is partially sighted and competed in athletics in Beijing in 2008, and pilot Storey clocked a world record of one minute 01.351 seconds.
It is the first time a host country has issued a set of stamps to celebrate Paralympic gold medallists.Royal Mail will also paint one of its red post boxes gold in Richard\’s home town.
Royal Mail will paint one of their red post boxes gold in Mark Colbourne’s hometown of Tredegar.
Ellie Simmonds:Gold medal winning Ellie Simmonds will have her own Royal Mail stamp printed in honour of her amazing world record beating swim at the Paralympics.Swimming sensation Ellie, from Aldridge, near Walsall, will also have a post-box painted gold in her home town tomorrow after storming to victory in the S6 400m freestyle final.The whole nation cheered on the 17-year-old on Saturday night as she set a new world record in an incredible win.Ellie’s stamp will go on sale today at over 500 Post Offices around the country.