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VE Day 75 concert at Royal Albert Hall and cinemas nationwide rescheduled
SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity, has announced that its celebratory concert, VE Day 75 With The Daily Mail, has been rescheduled for 20 September.
Due to the government’s coronavirus restrictions, the Royal Albert Hall and UK cinemas will be closed on Bank Holiday Friday 8 May, the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Any tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date. The Royal Albert Hall will contact all patrons with details of how to request a refund if they cannot make the rescheduled date.
Cinema tickets will be back on sale in due course via local cinemas. Ticket holders should contact their local cinema box office direct to confirm it is screening this event on the new date or to receive a refund.
In the meantime, to be kept informed about updates and news in connection with the event, you can sign up via the official event site here.
Says Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, ‘The difficult circumstances forced on us all by COVID-19 highlight the manner in which people step forward to serve this nation in times of crisis. Today’s frontline is manned by doctors, nurses and care workers supported by key workers and, as always, the men and women in our Armed Forces.
‘Postponing the events planned for 8 May will give us the opportunity to celebrate the service of men and women both in 1945 and in 2020. I, and all at SSAFA, wish everybody good health and strength; SSAFA is proud to be able to continue to support the Armed Forces community during this emergency, particularly as it will help relieve some of the pressure on the NHS.’
The organisers of VE Day 75 would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding at this challenging time.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. Last year our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 82,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person, and we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.
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