Tickets have launched for a free VE Day celebration for two hundred Bermondsey and Rotherhithe pensioners at Millwall – with free pie ‘n’ mash.
The event, supported by the News, is being organised by Bermondsey Pie ‘n’ Mash at Millwall Community Trust on May 8, the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Pensioners living in the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe postcodes will be treated to a slap-up afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and food, but places must be reserved.
For those who are less mobile, the company is providing ten free return cabs with local taxi firm, Star Cars, on a first-come-first served basis.
“Bermondsey pie ‘n’ mash decided to put this on because we wanted to give something back to the good old people of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe who often get overlooked,” said the business’ co-founder, Tammy Jukes.
“So come join us for a good old cockney knees-up and celebrate VE Day in style.”
Promised at the event are entertainment from the Cockney Knights and DJ Kev, “playing your favourites from yesteryear,” refreshment including alcohol and a raffle with all money raised being donated to the Millwall Community Trust.
A special surprise guest will also be attending. A fundraising drive to put on the free event gathered around four-and-a-half thousand pounds with major contributions from firms including funeral directions Albin and drinks company Donovans.
Tickets are available by calling Tammy Jukes on 07769327683.
Attendees must be over 65 and live in the Bermondsey or Rotherhithe areas.
They will then be available to collect from the Pie ‘n’ Mash stall in the Blue Market or from the Southwark News offices.