A fundraising street party was held in Fordingbridge inviting the community to honour the D-Day landings.

The event, held at Chevrons Living and attended by mayor cllr Peter White, invited members of the public to come together for a lunchtime street party to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

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The party offered a traditional buffet served by the land girl army and live music performed by Simon Morgan, who had a career in the Royal Marines Band Service.

During the day, guests observed a traditional flag-raising ceremony, conducted by cllr White, followed by an emotional rendition of the Last Post, performed by Tom Denis from Hyde Band.

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The event welcomed "several generations" of people, including veterans and Year 6 pupils from Fordingbridge Federation.

Barry Robbins, CEO of Chevrons Living, said: “Our D-Day street party was a relaxed and enjoyable affair with a meaningful message – that this event was not just about remembering history but also about building community and showing gratitude across all ages. 

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“Seeing different generations come together to honour the bravery and sacrifices of those who were involved in D-Day was truly inspiring. The mix of our older guests and children was perfect in highlighting the lasting impact of those who served and the bright future they’ve helped secure.”