Join our very first online CAFOD quiz this Friday to bring our communities from across the country together for some light-hearted fun at this difficult time.
The VE DAY QUIZ is this Friday 8 May from 6.30 pm – 8pm and we are suggesting a donation of £5 per adult, which you can donate through our website. This will go towards our new Coronavirus appeal.
So we’ll be supporting those most in need around the world as we celebrate VE day this Bank Holiday (Friday). It’s a chance to reflect and be thankful for our freedom.
VE Day – or ‘Victory in Europe Day’ – marked the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.
On 7 May 1945, Germany surrendered and the following day, the 8th May, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Winston Churchill gave a radio broadcast to the nation to announce that war in Europe was over.
It was a hugely emotional day that many, many people had been longing and praying for. Understandably people were over the moon that fighting had stopped and people celebrated in the streets with parties.
In London, huge crowds gathered outside Buckingham Palace – many were wearing patriotic red, white and blue.
At the time, the Queen was a young woman and she described it as: “one of the most memorable nights of my life”.
Many people went to church to thank God. But millions of people had already lost family members in the war. So there were joyful celebrations yes but enormous sadness too as war was still waging in other parts of the world – the Second World War was not over yet. .
Winston Churchill said: “We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing, but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead.”
So in the midst of the present global pandemic – a health and an economic crisis – affecting all of us – we thought we could allow ourselves a brief period of escapism too – so it’s the CAFOD VE Day Quiz for us!
So please bring your family and join in on Friday evening – 8th May at 6.30- 8.00 pm. Don’t forget your £5 donation will go straight to our Coronavirus Appeal.
Lots of general knowledge to test our little grey cells. Most of all it’s a fun distraction and we’ll be supporting vital work for our global family at the same time.
We look forward to seeing you all. Don’t forget to register beforehand!
Ir you feel your compering skills need airing, why not organise your own quiz….
You can choose one of our quiz sets and use our quiz night toolkit to help organise your quiz.
If you’re holding a quiz for under 18s, use the CAFOD youth quiz resources.