Find out how your kids can help boost the spirits of our older residents this VE Day

4 May, 2020

This year we’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, (VE Day) which marked the end of the Second World War.

As part of the celebrations to mark the occasion, we’re inviting children from our communities to write a letter, colour in or draw a picture for residents in our sheltered schemes.

While some of our residents might not have been around during the Second World War, they will have had family members who remembered it well. This is a chance for your child to learn more about our country’s history, while boosting the spirits of the residents of our sheltered schemes.

We have included a VE Day factsheet and Telegram template, as well as a colouring template for your kids to use. This factsheet can be used to help your kids think of questions to ask our older residents.

Please send the letters and pictures to by Wednesday, 13 May.

To share them with us and the residents, you can scan in or take a picture on your phone. Why not display the pictures in your window to help celebrate VE Day.

The celebrations will take place from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May, starting with a two minutes silence at 11am on Friday, 8 May. While plans for street parties and parades across the country have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are lots of way you can join in from the safety of your homes.