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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews - Editorial Assistant, Nuse Online

Meals Delivered On Wartime Wheels To Mark D-Day

To mark the 80th anniversary of the D Day Landings, not-for-profit care provider, Harrogate Neighbours delivered its meals on wheels on June 6th with a difference.

On a daily basis, Harrogate Neighbours and its team of volunteers deliver over 150 hot meals to older and vulnerable people – a vital lifeline for many.

To celebrate the milestone anniversary, meals were delivered in a series of vintage cars, including, a 1935 Austin 10 and a 1936 MG SA.

The classic cars, which were driven and donated by Joe Pugh from Classic Car Picnics and Mark Boldry (his personal car) surprised recipients who receive hot meals to their door. Service users got the chance to sit in the cars and have their pictures taken.

One of the service users the vehicle visited, is 101-year-old veteran, Mrs Peacock. Based at Victoria Barracks in Windsor, she drove the ambulances and lorries and was in London with her sister to mark the D Day celebrations in 1944.

Harrogate Neighbours also hosted a series of events throughout the day.

Sally Hall Vocals entertained residents at The Cuttings, Harrogate Neighbours’ extra care living scheme with a repertoire of 40s, wartime songs. The residents then enjoyed freshly made fish and chips on what happened to be National Fish and Chip Day.

Finally, ‘Harry of Harrogate’ known for his famous free walking tours joined residents and members of the community at The Cuttings for a historical talk on Harrogate and the war effort

CEO of Harrogate Neighbours, Sue Cawthray said,

“It is so important that we all remember and celebrate the bravery and efforts of the wartime heroes."

“As an adult care provider, we have supported many veterans over the years and feel passionately about ensuring we do everything we can to thank them for their service and celebrate their commitment to the country. It was a fantastic day – a big thank you to everyone who made it possible.”

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