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Heather Kane
Heather Kane

Andy talks to Age Concern

Today, in Epsom Hospital Radio’s first ever, proper outside broadcast Andy Tijou spoke to Charlotte Hornblow from Age Concern Epsom & Ewell about how the charity is coping during the CoronaVirus Pandemic, and how the disease has affected plans for their forth coming celebration of Victory in Europe day on the 8th May.

The celebrations will happen, in a slightly modified way.

Charlotte says: "We want households to put out homemade bunting, as they did in 1945, Learn the dances from the 40’s, try cooking using war time recipes and at 3pm join the nation in raising a glass to those that gave so much.

At 7pm churches across the nation were to ring their bells for peace. Sadly churches are now closed and this can’t happen SO.. we thought why not everyone go into your garden or by your flat window and play and sing along to We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn. A song that meant so much then as it does today. We would love for all Radio Stations to play this song at 7pm - I get goosebumps at the thought of the country joining together to sing such a relevant song.

To help we will be linking to some great resource pages, How To videos and well anything that can make 8th May a special day as we fight Covid-19.

Here is a timetable of events for the day:

11am A national moment of remembrance with a two minute silence 

2:55pm The Last Post

3pm Raise a glass to those that gave so much

3pm The piping of Battle’s O’er

7pm Sing We'll Meet Again

We really do hope that we can get this to be emulated across the country with your support."

To find out more, please visit https://epsom.woimtg.com/ve-day/ 

Age Concern Epsom & Ewell's website is https://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/

You can listen to the full interview by clicking on the play button below.