The Fair Close community celebrated VE+75 Day with a special lunch menu for the meals on wheels service delivered by our wonderful volunteers, many of whom dressed up forties-style for the occasion!

Designed by the Newbury Racecourse team of chefs, the VE+75 Day lunch menu featured a dish popular during the wartime called Lord Woolton pie served with fresh vegetables and followed by the traditional British pudding, Jam Rolypoly with custard. As an extra treat, we were delighted to serve a delicious award-winning Stilton cheese donated by Long Clawson Dairy based in Leicestershire who have been making English cheeses for over a century.

Chief Executive, James Wilcox said, “Our members really appreciated the extra effort put in by the chefs and volunteers to make VE+75 Day special – in addition to the three-course meal, we were able to put together a goody bag of treats donated by local organisations including Tescos and Waitrose. My thanks go to everyone involved for marking this important occasion.”