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VE Day display

Lorraine’s display of affection for VE Day anniversary

A Maidstone United-themed Spitfire was one of the items in a VE Day display, which raised £100 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust charity.

The club’s head of disability football Lorraine Humm wasn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic stop her marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.

With commemorations taking place close to home, Lorraine transformed her street in Barming with a display which included an army camp, Spitfire and tank – made from wheelie bins and recycled materials.

A poppy field, Union Jack bunting and Vera Lynn classics all added to the 1940s theme.

Lorraine said: “I was determined to mark the anniversary and spent a lot of time planning what I was going to do.

“I made the Spitfire and tank by tying together green and brown wheelie bins and adding other recycled materials. The Spitfire had to have a Maidstone United connection after our clubhouse.

“I put a collection box out and was delighted to get £100. It’s not the busiest street but word soon got around and people popped by to take a look.

“My neighbours were great and provided some food and music to help make the day special. It was a 18-hour day all told but worth it for the community spirit and donation to our local hospital.

VE Day display

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