TOWN & PARISH COUNCILS TO TAKE THE LEAD IN VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS
8TH – 10TH MAY 2020
Town and parish councils throughout the UK are to take the lead in local celebrations marking the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in EUROPE on the 8th May 2020. (VJ Daywill be commemorated on the 15th August 2020). After years of fighting, the end of hostilities were officially announced on the 8th May 1945 by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, from the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, London, that date has since become enshrined in history as VE Day.
The VE Day 75 weekend of 8th – 10th May 2020, will be an international celebration of peace – a time to remember, reflect and pay tribute to the millions at home and abroad who played such a vital part in achieving it. This includes the Armed Forces personnel from many countries who gave their lives or were physically and mentally injured; the hard-working women and men who kept the factories, mines, shipyards and farms operating throughout the years of turmoil; the ARP wardens, police officers, doctors, nurses, firemen, local defence volunteers and many others safeguarded the home front.
Henstridge Parish Council are looking for volunteers from within the community to help organise a commemorative event in the parish. If you are interested please contact the Parish Clerk, Emma Curtis to register your interest on email@example.com
If you’re above the age of 18, have a clean full
driver licence and own a four-door car, why not volunteer for Somerset County
Council to help others get to vital medical appointments?
By committing as little as one day per week,
you could greatly help a person who otherwise wouldn’t be able to make
appointments. Alternatively commit to more if that is what you choose!
Volunteer drivers provide a crucial transport
service for non-emergency NHS patients and social care users enabling them to
get to various locations across the county and further afield. You could also
help transport children to college or to school, providing a crucial service to
a young person’s academic career.
Each journey connects people with services they
would otherwise miss out on. As a volunteer driver, you would be providing a
vital lifeline to people in your community.
This is a rewarding opportunity to provide a
valuable, practical support for people within your community and your mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per
mile. You will also be supported by a Transporting Officer from Somerset
County Council’s Transporting Somerset team.
Not only will you be helping the community,
it’s an excellent way of meeting new people.