POSTIES in Blaenavon and Griffithstown have been raising smiles and cash for charity by dressing up as different characters.

Leigh-Anne Brown, pictured, was one of the Blaenavon and Griffithstown posties delivering mail in fancy dress for four Fridays as a way of cheering everyone up and raising money for some local charities.

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Manager Graham Wilkes (who oversees work in the NP4 area) had the idea and thanked the public for their support and donations.

The four charities chosen are: Noddfa Church, Abersychan, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St John’s Ambulance and Mind. In three weeks £2,000 has already been raised

One resident said: "Our lovely Post Lady brought a smile to our faces on May 29 when delivering a parcel. As I went to answer the door bell I could see “Pocahontas” waiting by our front gate in the beautiful sunshine."