How You Can Help Solihull BID celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Join in with your local community and help Solihull BID celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day from the comfort of your own home.

The Business Improvement District for Solihull town centre is organising a special ‘Piece For Peace’ project that will let you get creative at home whilst doing your bit for the national effort in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).

To get involved, all you have to do is create a five-inch square memorial that is themed around VE Day. Otherwise known as Victory in Europe Day, it marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.

The memorial can be knitted, embroidered, crocheted, patchworked, painted onto fabric or on anything that can be sewn together to form a large memorial to commemorate VE Day as a symbol of peace.’

For now, the designs will be showcased on the Solihull BID website and social media channels so make sure you take a picture of your creation and e-mail it to [email protected] before sending it off to the BID office – 618 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AA.

Solihull BID wants to ensure that the coronavirus epidemic didn’t stop the local community celebrate such an important milestone in our country’s history. In these testing times, community spirit and togetherness, albeit from your own homes, is vital for everybody.

Join in with an online toast at 3pm on Friday, May 8th as the nation says thank you to those that brought peace to Europe in 1945.

Solihull BID will also be posting online live music performances by acts that were due to play at the celebrations in the town centre, so you can join in with the celebrations from your own home in these difficult times.

For all of the information regarding the ‘Piece For Peace’ project and other VE Day celebrations organised by Solihull BID, visit their website – www.solihullbid.co.uk

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