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Stay at home this VE Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, millions of people planned to head out into their communities and enjoy street parties as part of the special bank holiday.

However, the Coronavirus outbreak now means people have to get creative and find ways to mark the occasion in their home or garden.

Our food store colleagues are taking the opportunity to encourage people to stay home unless absolutely necessary this VE Day as they work to provide food and essentials for their communities.

They have been going above and beyond to support their communities as the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic continues to alter the public’s day to day lives by ensuring food stores remain open and stocked with food and vital essentials.

It is now hoped people will forgo any thoughts of holding a street party or venturing out to celebrate and only go out for their groceries or daily exercise, should they need to.

We have also produced two special downloadable VE Day themed colouring sheets to help keep youngsters entertained during the festivities. See the links here and here

Central England Co-op Funeralcare has been on hand to support the families of heroes who fought for their country during the past 75 years.

On VE Day, colleagues in over 130 Funeral Homes will be taking part in the planned two-minute silence to honour all those they had the privilege of taking on their final journey.

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