News & Events

Peace Orchard funding approved

We are excited that Postcode Lottery Trust and Big Lottery funding has been agreed for a Peace Orchard project on a Coventry City Council owned site in Coundon Hall Park. Students at nearby Cardinal Newman and Coundon Court secondary schools will research the history of the 1944 Normandy Campaign, the significance of the Normandy apple […]

Partner with us on a new Peace Orchard project

Imagine an apple orchard planted in Coventry for future generations where every tree is a memorial to a soldier who fell during the Battle for Normandy and is a place of peace and learning from the past. This is the vision of 93 year-old D-Day decorated veteran and founder of Coventry-based charity, Normandy Day UK. […]

Partner school awarded Beacon School status

Cardinal Newman School in Coventry, one of NDUK’s partners, is the first secondary school in the country to be awarded Beacon Peaceful School status. Peaceful Schools support and work in partnership with schools and many peace-promoting organisations, including ‘Peace One Day’. Press Release CN Peaceful Schools 4-7-16 Cardinal Newman is also one of 4,000 UK […]

NDUK founder Dennis Davison awarded BEM

Normandy Day UK founder Dennis Davison has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2016. The 92-year-old D-Day veteran received the British Empire Medal in recognition of his “services to Second World War Commemoration and Memorialisation”. Read more about the New Year’s Honours here.

NDUK peace film shortlisted for award

Ahead of the official launch of the Title Ruse Film Festival in 2016, NDUK’s Ingredients for Peace film was among 14 short films chosen to be screened as part of the Coventry Peace Festival 2015. The films explore the themes of peace, reconciliation, friendship and cultural harmony. The event took place at the Tin Music […]

Blitz survivor and graffiti artists bring alive the Coventry Blitz

On 10th November, 60 Year 5 and 6 pupils from Whitley Abbey Primary School in Coventry were captivated by the personal experience of Blitz survivor Alan Hartley. Alan, 91, held their attention as he spoke about his memories of the bombing raids, parachute flares and incendiary bombs on that fateful night in Coventry on 14th […]

Grant applications

We await the outcome of an application to the government’s Covenant Fund for our one-year ‘Young Peace Ambassadors’ project, which aims to engage schools, veterans and refugees in creating and sustaining a network of young people in 16 schools committed to working for peace and unity in their everyday lives. Young Peace Ambassadors is an […]

Fundraising Dinner

A ‘Meet The Heroes’ fundraising dinner at the Britannia Hotel in Coventry on 12th June 2014 raised over £1,000, which was shared between Normandy Day UK and Blesma. The event was organised by local veteran and NDUK charity supporter Gordon Quinney. It was compered by local comedian Billy Bell and featured songs performed by Coventry-based […]