National VE Day 75 celebrations which were due to take place on the bank holiday weekend of 8 – 10 May, have been postponed. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has partnered with Fujitsu to find a way for its supporters to celebrate this special date in history with friends and family from the comfort of their own homes.
It is time to get your paintbrushes out and put your best creative hats on, because SSAFA is holding a VE Day 75 themed art competition; the perfect task for you and your loved ones to get stuck into during lockdown.
The brief is open and simple, create a piece of art inspired by VE day to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this historical milestone. If you’re unsure where to start, think poppies, celebrating soldiers, bunting, street parties and Union Jack flags. Your artistic creation can be a drawing, a painting, a sculpture or whatever you think best celebrates VE Day 75.
Once you have completed your masterpiece, take a photo and follow this link to upload: https://givepenny.com/appeal-for/ve-day-75-art
The competition will open at midday on Wednesday 8 April and you will have until midday on the 27 April to submit.
The age categories for the competition are: 0-5, 6-10, 11-14, 15-17 and 18+. Three finalists will be chosen from each category.
On Friday 1 May, this selection will be put to the public to vote with the winner announced at midday on Friday 8 May 2020, the 75th anniversary of VE day.
We encourage a minimum donation of £2 to enter with all proceeds going to SSAFA. You can enter the competition as many times as you like.
SSAFA is providing some fantastic prizes including SSAFA T-shirts, SSAFA teddy bears, SSAFA Chilly’s water bottles, a Ceramic Poppy and a Tandem Parachute Jump with the Red Devils.
To find out more, please contact Anna Baines by emailing
Notes to editors
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.