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MP Welcomes Royal Mail Tribute to Bethany Firth
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SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed Royal Mail’s decision to paint the post box in Seaforde gold to acknowledge Bethany Firth’s success in the Paralympics.

Ms Ritchie stated: “Bethany has brought fame and credit to Seaforde village, and I think it is commendable that Royal Mail is joining in the community spirit by painting the post box gold early next week.

“Everyone is extremely proud of Bethany’s achievements, and I am delighted that Royal Mail will now go ahead with this visible celebration in her community”

Bethany, who has a learning disability, took up swimming just three years ago and swam a personal best in 1: 08 :93 to win the 100m backstroke event after leading from 50m.