AGE UK Thanet is asking people to help mark the 75th anniversary of the end of war in Europe by nominating a veteran and donating £8 for them to receive a meal.
Age UK Thanet wants to deliver up to 75 meals on VE Day – May 8 – to Thanet’s elderly, particularly war veterans.
An Age UK Thanet spokesperson said: “You can support us as individuals, businesses or a community group and help anyone, such as a neighbour, a loved one or donate £8 towards a meal for a veteran you may never meet.
“You can also leave a personal message, that will be delivered with the meal. This should mean a lot, particularly if you can’t visit them in person at this time.
“Our special menu for our Veteran day buddy box delivery is gammon ham, potato salad, coleslaw, salad and a bread roll followed by a chocolate whip dessert. Homemade food made with love to remind somebody special that you care.”
To donate a meal, call Age UK Thanet on 01843 223881 and specify if you want to donate for an unknown hero, or have a special someone who you’d like it be delivered too. Include their address and whether they’re allergic to any of the ingredients below*.
They will receive the meal delivered to their home on VE Day between 2pm and 4pm.
*In terms of allergies, please be aware that the following ingredients are used in the meal: gammon ham, cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, mixed lettuce, spring onion, red onion, grated carrot, coleslaw, potatoes, pickle/piccalilli, butter, bread, chocolate, milk or eggs. For vegetarians Age UK Thanet can offer cheese instead of gammon ham.