18th Apr, 2021

Droitwich's 75th anniversary of VE Day street party falls victim to coronavirus crisis

A STREET party due to be held in Droitwich to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled for the bank holiday May 8 but will now not go ahead.

Instead a service of Remembrance may be held but a decision will be made on that nearer the time.

The Royal British Legion which was leading the commemorations has cancelled all its activities on advice from its head office, except the care of the elderly, ex-servicemen and women and their families.

Decisions on how the branch’s care will be delivered and best placed are being taken by branch chair Alan Humphries and secretary Jennifer Kenny.

Mr Humphries said: “These are worrying times for people across the world and the Royal British Legion is committed to helping where we can and how we can.

“We remain committed to working with our community leaders for the good of our community and hope everyone and their families remain safe and well at this tense time.”

Email Droitwich.Chairman@rbl.community or Droitwich.Secretary@rbl.community for more on help being offered by the town’s RBL.

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