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Bedfordshire’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Service of Thanksgiving for 75th Anniversary of VE Day and for Voluntary Organisations

Every May, hundreds of people from across Bedfordshire join HM Lord-Lieutenant Helen Nellis to celebrate the work of the voluntary organisations in the county.

The service, in its traditional form, cannot go ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the Lord-Lieutenant will be broadcasting an online service which will be available from 9am on Friday 8 May, the anniversary of VE Day.

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Co-op VE Day plea for people to stay safe and celebrate at home in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op has urged Bedfordshire residents to mark VE Day by enjoying an indoor, rather than outdoor street party.

Plans were made across the country to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by holding community events, including street-parties.

The Coronavirus lockdown means people have to get creative and find ways to mark the occasion in their home or garden.

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PlanBee uses simple activities to help children to understand what VE Day is all about

As the country gets ready to celebrate VE Day under lockdown, PlanBee, creators of curriculum resources for teachers and schools, has provided information to help parents explain to their children what VE Day is all about.

The World War 2 information includes things you may have forgotten from your own school days and 10 interesting WW2 facts. Also, PlanBee’s Becky Cranham, a former primary school teacher, has created some simple activities to for you to try at home with your own children.

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Heart Research UK and Mark Bonnar’s Big Quiz

Mark Bonnar, star of Guilt, Line of Duty, Shetland and the new show Quiz, is hosting a charity quiz night on Facebook, raising money for national charity Heart Research UK.

Mark became a patron of the charity last year. He will quiz viewers on subjects including sport, film and TV and music on Heart Research UK’s YouTube channel at 8pm on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

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