On 8th May 2020 it had been 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. The 75th anniversary provided our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period.

To commemorate this monuments occasion Nottingham Forest Community Trust wanted to bring people from all generations together to celebrate those brave men and women in World War 2. As the country is currently on lockdown, we needed to show our gratitude whilst remaining safe, so we came up with some ideas to do just that.

Working with local veterans a part of our Forest Forces programme mixed with staff members, students and young participants, we put together a compilation ‘thank you’ video paying our respects to all those who served our country during that difficult time.

We created a Nottingham Forest VE Day Colouring activity and three colour challenge for children to complete at home and then stick on their windows. The three colours we wanted them to use were red, blue and white to represent the British flag. We had some really designs as you can see from the post below!

As well as showing their support through the video, local veterans from our Forest Forces programme helped us raise a glass to all those heroes who fought in World War 2 for the country’s National Toast at 3pm.

Thank you to all those who helped us celebrate such an important day.