Dame Vera VE Day 75th Anniversary Appeal
VE Day marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting came to an end in Europe. 8th May 2020 commemorates the 75th Anniversary of this event. Celebrations will be taking place to ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour the heroes of the Second World War.
As a Charity we are celebrating this occasion by working closely with the local community to help raise £7,500 in our #DameVeraVE75 campaign to enable us to fund a session for each child who uses the services of Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity.
Dame Vera Lynn played a huge part in the Second World War providing hope and reassurance for Allied troops abroad and their families back home and now, as President of Dame Vera Lynn Childrens Charity, she provides hope and reassurance for all the children and families who use our services.
Dame Vera said: During the War my boys were all heroes and showed determination and perseverance through the darkest of days. Now, I am reminded of the importance of perseverance regularly through my Charity which helps young children affected by cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments. These young people are also heroes and the perseverance they display every day is inspirational.
We support children under 5 with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments make the best possible start in life and give families the support and skills to continue their development at home.
Children with cerebral palsy struggle to learn fundamental skills - they do not have the typical early experiences of their peers because of their disabilities; often excluded from everyday activities in their communities and unable to attend mainstream nursery provision, limiting their opportunities for socialisation and integration. They are at risk of isolation and early intervention is crucial.
We celebrate the children we work with, no matter their ability, to show parents and the wider world everything they can do.
All the money raised will make a real difference to all those families who so desperately need our support. THANK YOU.