VE DAY 2020

A touching tribute to those who fought for our freedom.

Friday the 8th of May 2020 marked 75 years since victory in Europe. On this day 75 years ago everyone in towns and cities across the country came out to celebrate the victory with our Armed Forces and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

75 years later and the ability to celebrate together is very different due to Covid 19 but the desire to mark the momentous occasion is still very strong.

Foxy Ladies members signed up for the Care for Veterans 5k & 10k virtual run. Outside the home of the Veterans at the Queen Alexandra hospital, Worthing, our members paid tribute with their attendance for the two minute silence. Other ladies choose to be there when the Spitfire flew three flyovers (on its journey around England) paying tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice. The virtual events raised an amazing £1800.

Pheobe, Fundraising Officer at Care for Veterans said to all participants

“Thank you so much for taking part in “Victory for Veterans VE Day Virtual Race” on Friday the 8th of May. Together you have walked, ran, cycled or swam over 1000km and have raised an incredible £1800! This will make such a difference to the residents here at Care for Veterans, Worthing.”

We were humbled to be part of this amazing day and pleased we could do something to mark such an occasion and support a very worthy local cause. Our thanks to Pheobe for organising the virtual event in these very challenging times. For more information and if you wish to donate please see

By Sinead Clayton

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