Residents and staff from a housing scheme in Wisbech recently held a 1940’s themed street party to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Everyone from Anchor’s Nene Court in Norwich Road helped raise £360 for the charity. Help for Heroes was founded in 2007 to provide direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, veterans and their loved ones.  

Scheme Manager Joe Jolly said: “We wanted to raise money for Help for Heroes because it is a cause dear to many of our hearts.  Our tenants decided to hold a 1940’s party with everyone getting involved.

“We do a lot of fundraising at Nene Court so the residents wanted to organise something extra special for this amazing charity by dressing up in 1940’s costumes, serving war time meals as well as games.

Resident Irene Reach who has lived at Nene Court for four years, helped organise the event.

She said: “It was decided to do a 1940’s street party as it is very close to our hearts. The social committee here all dressed in costumes and served jam, spam and paste sandwiches. I particularly enjoyed the poster displays and memorabilia of the war”.

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