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VE Day celebrations

People across the country celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday and we were delighted to help our customers in sheltered homes celebrate from a distance. 

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VE Day celebrations in Dorset

In Somerset, cream teas were delivered to some of our customers in sheltered homes, and outside decorations of union jack bunting and balloons were proudly displayed. Neighbours were socially distancing on their lawns, from their doorsteps and out of windows, celebrating together the best they could with their community.

In Watchet, our local town crier visited our sheltered customers at Ingrams Meadow and sang some cheerful war time songs, which everyone enjoyed joining in with.

Similarly in Dorchester, the local town crier visited our sheltered customers at Christchurch Court and we delivered VE Day packs containing war time poems, puzzles and crosswords for everyone to enjoy.

Jude Wilkins, Head of Sheltered and Supported Housing, said: “Many of our sheltered customers grew up through the war and whilst this wasn’t the big celebrations that we would have all loved to mark the day with, it was important for us to celebrate the anniversary, remember our heroes of the Second World War and reflect the sacrifices of a generation.”

Magna Housing is large enough to influence and small enough to care; because of this, we take pride in knowing our customers behind each front door and sharing their stories. Being involved in the communities we are part of and creating great homes together is what we’re here for.

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