Almost one thousand residents and staff in around 40 care homes throughout the borough will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day as part of an Eastleigh Borough Council initiative to help them mark this historic national celebration.
Council staff have contacted all local care homes to ensure that residents and staff who wanted to could join the nation in a VE Day celebration on Friday 8 May with some drinks and party food. There was a very positive response and the Council, together with the voluntary sector is now delivering supplies including crisps, snacks, cakes, and soft drinks.
On the day itself residents and staff can join Eastleigh Mayor, Councillor Darshan Mann, in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm, from their care home by raising a glass of refreshment of their choice.
The initiative that is funded by the Council is being supported by the wonderful volunteers and staff of Eastleigh Community Aid, One Community and Chandlers Ford Help, as well as Council staff, who will be delivering the party food and drink before Friday, demonstrating the fantastic way the Eastleigh community is able to support our most vulnerable residents and those that look after them.
Council Leader Keith House said, “This has been a great community effort by our volunteers and voluntary organisations to help residents and staff in our care homes to join in the national VE celebrations.”