Former Eastwood postie doing rounds ‘carried by a mini Harry Potter'

Postman Jonathan Schofield, who used to work in Eastwood, is providing a dose of comic relief with his wacky piggy back deliveries.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 10:04 am

If you’ve seen a masked postman around being carried by a miniature version of Harry Potter, or Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer while out on your travels this week it’s probably Jonathan Schofield.

The dad of four has been dressing up in crazy costumes this week to raise money for Comic Relief Red Nose Day and so far has raised over £200.

Jonathan has been working for Royal Mail for 17 years and is currently based at Sheffield South Delivery Office In Woodseats.

Mini Harry Potter making light work of postman Jonathan Schofield.

He said: “Comic Relief Red Nose Day is a charity I like to donate whatever I can to every year, only this year I wanted to donate more, so I bought myself some wacky outfits and set up a ‘Just Giving’ page and people have very generously donated either to my page or to me in person.“A good laugh is what we all need in these hard times and us posties can do that for the public as well as raising money for a good cause.”

Jonathan has done stints at delivery offices in Chesterfield and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, “About a year ago I heard that my former colleagues at Eastwood were dressing up on delivery to raise money for the NHS as we were at the beginning of the national lockdown.“More recently we’ve had a new recruit at Sheffield South who volunteers as a Samaritan and likes to put smiles on people’s faces by dressing up once a week.“They have all inspired me and got me thinking, why can’t I do that?”

Jonathan Schofield