Can you help out with Rotherham army veteran's VE Day tour?

Can you help out with Rotherham army veteran's VE Day tour?

By Michael Upton | 06/05/2020

Can you help out with Rotherham army veteran's VE Day tour?

A BIG-HEARTED volunteer who has been caring for the community during the coronavirus pandemic will be playing her part in VE Day commemorations tomorrow.

Cheryl Jones (pictured), of Brinsworth, has been collecting donated food from supermarkets to deliver food parcels and doing the shopping for the elderly.

And she is turning her attention to the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War this week, hosting a Zoom meeting for children today to tell them about what the celebrations mean, before touring the area in military dress.

She is organising a street party for her neighbours and also running a competition on her Facebook page challenging children to draw themed artwork.

Now an appeal has gone out for a trailer to help Cheryl tour the neighbourhood in her military outfit to salute those out celebrating in their front gardens.

Cheryl, a former Royal Logistics Corps member of 22 years' service, said she planned to drive around the streets in her area to salute revellers in her Army dress but would be overwhelmed if anyone with a car-and-trailer could help out.

Anyone who can help should call Cheryl on 07580 041424.

Cheryl said she planned to begin her tour at about 3pm and her VE Day commemorations would also involve laying a wreath at Brinsworth Church in the morning.




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