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VE Day 75th anniversary

The 8th May is the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 in Europe. It was set to be a significant occasion with the May bank holiday moved and large-scale events planned. And we know that many of you would have normally attended community events, parades and street parties to commemorate the anniversary.

 

Despite these events being cancelled due to coronavirus, we’d still like you to get into the spirit of the day at home and there are lots of activities and ways that you can still get involved that are suitable for all ages.

 

The National Memorial Arboretum, has produced activity packs for both children and adults which include puzzles, recipes, extracts from Churchill speeches, lyrics to war songs and much more. You can access them here. So why not get involved and share what you’re doing to mark this special day with our community on our social media channels!

 

We ask that if any of you are taking part in the doorstep parties to mark the accession, that you’re respectful of your neighbours and consider you and your family’s behaviour. If you experience any ASB issues, please make a note of what’s happening and report to the Police on 101 or contact us after the weekend.We ask that if any of you are taking part in the doorstep parties to mark the accession, that you’re respectful of your neighbours and consider you and your family’s behaviour. If you experience any ASB issues, please make a note of what’s happening and report to the Police on 101 or contact us after the weekend.

 

Sign up to our special Boogie Mites inter-generational musical session

You can also commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day by joining a live interactive music session lead by Boogie Mites! This interactive music session is designed to get everyone’s feet tapping and their bodies moving no matter what your age. Join our Zoom event on your own, or as a family on Friday 8th May at 10.45am or 13.45pm. The session, funded by VIVID and HIWCF, is free for VIVID customers. Find out more, and sign up, on the Eventbrite page.

Competition: We're running a  'best dressed' competition at the Boogie Mites event. The best dressed adult and child will each win a smart speaker. So, put on your finest 1940's inspired clothes, dress your child up as an evacuee, or find all the red, white and blue clothing you've got - it's up to you! Email your photos to: gettinginvolved@vividhomes.co.uk

You can only enter once, you must be 18 or older to submit a photo and have parental consent for the child, the closing date is 13 May 2020 and we'll notify the winner within a week. This competition is open to VIVID customers only, we'll share the photos submitted on our social media channels and retain them in line with our photo retention policy - contact us for details. By submitting your photos you're giving VIVID ownership of the rights to these photographs and consent to these being published, including in the press, on our website and other social media channels. 

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