DOZENS OF postmen in Drogheda have stood to answer Ireland's call as they created an incredible video showcasing their gratitude to the healthcare workers in their local hospital.
Approximately 50 - 60 postal workers, who are still working to deliver people's letters at a time where it's more important than ever to keep in touch, gathered-- while maintaining social distance-- at the sorting office in Marlay's Lane to blast out a rendition of rugby anthem 'Ireland's Call', to pay tribute to those working the frontlines at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
Earlier this month, the postmen gathered and belted out the iconic track to help raise funds for the essential service at Our Lady of Lourdes, with the lyrics tweaked to remind people of the importance of staying at home to save lives.
With solo verses, a choir for the chorus, and staff expertly playing instruments such as the drums, cello, keyboard and guitars, the exceptionally talented team produced an inspirational video with the help of video and drone technology.
Organiser of the GoFundMe campaign, Tom Maguire, explained the idea behind the video, saying:
"The front line staff in Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital and indeed all Front Line Staff worldwide have shown the depth of their commitment, bravery and resilience in the face of danger on a daily basis.
"Some have paid the ultimate price for their bravery and dedication. The latest threat to the safety of Front line staff is the procurement of PPE . The government announced just last weekend that the cost of this could be as much as 1 billion euro.
"This contribution by the staff of An Post Drogheda is a small gesture but this could evolve into a significant one with your support."
So far, the team's hard work has raised €15,078 for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, smashing the original €10,000 target-- but if you want to help the Drogheda Postal Operatives' appeal even further you can check out the GoFundMe page here.
Check out the video below, and don't forget to answer Ireland's call by staying indoors, staying safe and saving lives.