Bermondsey pie ‘n’ mash company needs your help to put on free VE day bash for 200 pensioners at Millwall

Josh Salisbury (13 February, 2020) Community

Two hundred local pensioners will be given a free knees-up for VE Day, the pie 'n' mash company plans

34862Kirby Estate victory party for VE Day - Image: Southwark History Library

A pie ‘n’ mash company needs your help to put on a free VE Day themed bash for two hundred local pensioners at Millwall.

Bermondsey Pie ‘n’ Mash, operating out of the Blue Market for the past two years, is planning on hosting the event at Millwall Community Trust on May 8, the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

As part of the plans, pensioners will be given free traditional pie ‘n’ mash, entertainment from the Cockney Knights, and refreshments.

Volunteers at the event, which is backed by the News, will also be dressed up in period costume.

“We just wanted to give something back to the community,” said Tammy Jukes, who runs the business alongside her husband, Jamie.

Sponsors have already generously donated around £1,400 for the free event to go ahead but more is needed to deck out the hall.

“We’re currently about half-way to our total,” said the co-founder. “But we still need more to make this event as fantastic as we would like it to be.”

Especially needed are local sponsors, a stage, and transportation to get OAPs to-and-from the event if they cannot make their own way there.

The duo also plan on displaying attendees’ family snaps of their VE day celebrations on TV screens around the hall.

VE Day marks the end of six years of war in Europe, and this year is the 75th anniversary. As a result, the May Bank Holiday has been moved to May 8 to commemorate the occasion.

Anyone who wishes to be involved in the day and can help out with donations, a stage, or sponsorship should contact Tammy Jukes on 07769327683.

Alternatively email: thebermondseypieandmashco@gmail.com.

Those with VE day photos who want them to be displayed at the event can email them over to tammy@southwarknews.co.uk.

SPONSORS SO FAR:
  • Southwark News
  • Manzes
  • Prelude
  • Engie
  • Elkins
  • Tower Tandoori
  • Millwall Community Trust
  • The Old Bank
  • The St George’s Tavern

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