Laughing Post Box raises smiles and money


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23 March 2019
Royal Mail recently unveiled a special edition ‘laughing’ postbox to celebrate Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.

Launched by stand-up comedian Hal Cruttenden, the postbox is situated near the BBC's Broadcasting House in London.

The ‘laughing’ postbox responded to posted mail by delivering a number of jokes back via audio recorded by Hal Cruttenden. The special edition postbox was situated close to Broadcasting House at: 1-2 Langham Place, London, W1B 3DE (opposite The Langham Hotel), and was in place from 8 March until 22 March 2019.

There was also be a special Red Nose Day postmark that Royal Mail will be distributing across stamped UK mail.

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A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: 

“In the process of delivering to around 30 million addresses in the UK, six days a week, we really enjoy adding a little extra fun and laughter to the posting of mail – especially when it is in support for such a great cause.”

Liz Warner, CEO at Comic Relief said: 

“We are extremely grateful for Royal Mail’s support on this year’s campaign. The postmark is a lovely way to drive awareness ahead of Red Nose Day.”