MP Welcomes Royal Mail Tribute to Bethany Firth

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.