Change of plan for Alabare's Petals for Peace initiative

Change of plan for Alabare's Petals for Peace initiative

Published by Jack Deery at 1:27pm 27th April 2020.

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At the beginning of March, the charity announced they would be teaming up St Thomas's Church for a special celebration.

Salisbury-based homelessness charity Alabare was asking us to make petals from paper templates, which were going to make a big display marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day (8th May).

The picturesque petals were going to be collated and put up as an exhibition in the city centre church for the public to come and look at. 

Petals for Peace
Examples of the 'Petals of Peace' that we were being asked to make

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, that's now not going to be possible, but Alabare are still asking us to make the petals and instead decorate our front windows and doors with them. 

As many 'stay-at-home' street parties are expected during this time, they want us to take pictures of our displays and post them online with the hashtag #PetalsForPeace, donating money to the charity at the same time. 

Petals for Peace
There's a new plan to 'display' the Petals ahead of the VE Day commemorations next week

All funds raised from Petals for Peace will go to Alabaré’s Emergency Appeal, supporting homeless and vulnerable people who are particularly vulnerable to Coronavirus.

Alabaré patron, General The Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL said;

"The 75th anniversary of VE Day marks an important moment as we commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe. We feel that it is necessary to mark this momentous occasion with a celebration that not only reflects on those who sacrificed so much then but also helps to support Veterans in need now."


If you are interested in making your own petal, you can find some tutorials and templates online. 

You can also visit Alabare's website to find some crafty resources.

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