Liberation Day is a time to commemorate the islands’ freedom from the German Occupation during World War II.
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Around 1,000 islanders living in Guernsey residential homes will receive a free afternoon tea hamper, gifted from The Liberation Day organisers to enjoy on Liberation Day again this year, kindly sponsored by Guernsey Post.
The hampers will be delivered on Liberation Day by Guernsey Post.
Dawn Gallienne, Head of Corporate Engagement at Guernsey Post said: ‘We are so pleased to be able to take part in this initiative again and offer islanders afternoon tea hampers to enjoy on Liberation Day. Liberation Day is such an important day in island history and we hope everyone enjoys the gesture.’
The much-anticipated island-wide Cavalcade is set to return this Liberation Day. Organisers have released this year’s route, where the Cavalcade, supported by JT, will visit all ten parishes on Monday 9 May.
Approximately 100 military vehicles and motorbikes from the Guernsey Military Vehicle Group and classic cars from the Old Car Club will travel over 30 miles on the afternoon of Liberation Day. Decorated tractors will join them at Pembroke until the end of the route and Islanders will be able to pick any spot around the Island to watch the cavalcade go past. Sections of the Cavalcade will also be live streamed on social media.
Tamara O’Brien, Deputy Managing Director, JT Guernsey, said: ‘We are really pleased to be able to support the unique island-wide Cavalcade for the Liberation Day celebrations again this year. Community events like this bring everyone together, whether people watch live, online or in person. The much-loved ‘JT Music Moments’ keep the party spirit alive as we celebrate one of the biggest days in our island’s history. We hope to see as many people as possible lining the route and joining into what is going to be a fun-filled afternoon.’
Five hundred free craft packs will be available to children in Guernsey to help celebrate Liberation Day this year.
Following the success of last year’s activity packs, the initiative has been made possible for the second year by Credit Suisse and will enable local children to take part in celebrations at home with friends and family.
The activity packs will feature two Liberation Day ‘paint your pebble’ packs, a word search, colouring, crossword and Cavalcade checklist, as well as a biodegradable flag to wave for the Cavalcade.
Deputy Sue Aldwell of the Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, said: ‘After the success of last year’s craft packs, we are so pleased to be able to enable hundreds of children to celebrate Liberative Day this day with the activity packs. We can’t wait to see pictures of the painted pebbles.’
Glen Tonks, Chief Executive at Credit Suisse Guernsey, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting the activity packs again this year for Liberation Day. We would encourage everyone to pick up a pack as Liberation Day celebrations are such a strong part of island life.’