Pie ‘n’ mash VE Day celebration for Bermondsey pensioners rescheduled over lockdown

Josh Salisbury (29 April, 2020)

Those with tickets will have them honoured when the event finally goes ahead

21353Jamie and Tammy Jukes, founders of Bermondsey Pie 'n' Mash

Plans for a free celebration at Millwall’s ground to commemorate the 75th anniversary of war’s end have been temporarily delayed amid the lockdown.

The event would have seen up to two hundred Bermondsey and Rotherhithe pensioners gather at Millwall Community Trust free-of-charge on May 8.

The business behind the event, Bermondsey Pie ‘n’ Mash said it hoped to reschedule the event for October or November – but amid the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it cannot yet confirm a date.

However, it has pledged that the event will go ahead once it is safe to do so.

“We have to delay given what’s going on – we can’t give a date at the moment but we’re hoping for around October, November time,” said the business’ co-founder, Tammy Jukes.

Those who had received tickets to the event will still have those honoured, she added, with sponsors and entertainment still pledging to back the event as planned once it does go ahead.

Pensioners will be given free traditional pie ‘n’ mash, entertainment from the Cockney Knights, and refreshments when the event does take place.

Volunteers are also expected to dress up in period costume to recreate a 1945 atmosphere.

For more information, contact Tammy Jukes on 07769327683.

Alternatively, you can email thebermondseypieandmashco@gmail.com.

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