Alabaré are delighted to be marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a community celebration – ‘Petals for Peace’.
The South West-based charity that supports the homeless and vulnerable are looking to bring communities together through the Coronavirus outbreak by encouraging craft minded individuals to create displays of ‘Petals for Peace’.
Made up from paper templates, the completed petals will then form picturesque displays designed to bring people together at this difficult time whilst remembering 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the War in Europe.
With stay at home street parties expected across the nation, Alabaré are calling on people to decorate their front windows with displays of Petals for Peace, and share photographs of their displays online using the hashtag #PetalsForPeace during the run-up to VE 75 Day (8 to 10 May).
All funds raised from Petals for Peace will go to Alabaré’s Emergency Appeal, supporting homeless and vulnerable people who are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus.
Alabaré patron, General The Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL said;
“The 75th anniversary of VE Day marks an important moment as we commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe. We feel that it is necessary to mark this momentous occasion with a celebration that not only reflects on those who sacrificed so much then but also helps to support Veterans in need now.”
To find out more about this community celebration and how you can get involved, please visit – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/petalsforpeace
For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.
At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.
Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these. We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives. www.alabare.co.uk