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Help to celebrate VE Day and VJ Day in west Norfolk

A picture of David Norman, David Kelsey, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds & Shane Pigott launching the fund to celebrate VE & VJ Days in 2020.

Published: Monday, 11th November 2019

A new one-off fund to help communities in west Norfolk celebrate VE Day on 8 May 2020 and VJ Day on 15 August 2020 has been launched.

The fund, created by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, is available to any non-profit groups, including constituted voluntary and community groups, parish and town councils, charities, churches, social enterprises, community interest companies and schools.

Up to £100 is available to support a wide range of schemes, including educational activities, community events and projects. The fund will not support trips or visits.

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and portfolio holder for culture, heritage and health, said: “I would encourage local groups to come forward and apply for some funding to help celebrate two momentous dates that occur next year.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the west Norfolk community can do to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day. 

To apply, visit the Norfolk Community Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 9 April 2020.

Pictured are David Norman who is treasurer of the King's Lynn & District branch of the Royal British Legion, veteran David Kelsey who served in Hong Kong and Northern Ireland, Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds and Shane Pigott who was a former Staff Sergeant serving at 4th Regiment Royal Artillery in Topcliffe North Yorkshire.

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