Australia Post Launceston joins Mission Possible campaign

POST OFFICE PRIDE: Australia Post Launceston employees Natalie Hampton, Jusy West, Suzanne Lee, Tania Robertson and Alana Lefevre get ready to share the word about Mission Possible. Picture Scott Gelston
POST OFFICE PRIDE: Australia Post Launceston employees Natalie Hampton, Jusy West, Suzanne Lee, Tania Robertson and Alana Lefevre get ready to share the word about Mission Possible. Picture Scott Gelston

There will be no shortage of special deliveries to Australia Post Launceston in the coming weeks after it became a Mission Possible drop off point.

The Cameron Street site has joined a host of Launceston businesses in accepting donations for the 2018 campaign. 

Manager Suzanne Lee said acting as a drop off point served to strengthen the post office’s ties with different groups in Launceston.

“We are looking to be more involved with the community, and this is a good way of doing it,” she said.

“In the past 12 months, we have participated in Harmony Day, and held bake offs to raise money for various causes, but this is the first time we have done anything with City Mission.”

Launched on March 26, Fairfax Tasmania’s Mission Possible campaign aims to collect 30,000 items for City Mission by May 6.

About 3000 families in the North and North-West received assistance as part of the first campaign held last year.

So far, more than 25 Launceston businesses have registered as drop off points for this year.

Mrs Lee said staff at the post office would do everything they could to raise awareness of the campaign.

“We will definitely try and get the word out among our own organisation,” she said.

“An email will be sent to our retail rewards group about our involvement, which they will then advertise out to others.”

For more information about how to register as a drop off point, click here.