The Mirfield Branch of The Royal British Legion and Mirfield Town Council has appointed two of the UK's most promising young entrepreneurs, Elliott Rayne and Joe Taylor from EJ Events UK, to manage the 75th VE War Day Commemorations taking place in Mirfield next year, following a successful pitch.
The appointment comes after EJ Events UK showcased their ideas to Mirfield Town Council to host an unforgettable weekend for both veterans, families and the people of Mirfield. EJ Events UK will be responsible for all aspects of event planning, social media and communications.
The three-day event, hosted by the Mirfield Town Council Armistice and Memorial Committee and Mirfield Branch of The Royal British Legion, they will bring the community together to remember the historic occasion. Taking place in Mirfield Town Centre from 8th to 10th May 2020, the weekend will be 1940’s themed with people encouraged to dress up in 1940’s style attire, with a prize giveaway for the best dressed family.
The event commences on Friday 8th May (a Bank Holiday), where an early evening cinema showing of a WW2 related film will be aired. On Saturday 9th May, a parade will take place in the town centre, with a variety of stalls exhibiting and live performances on stage. Classic cars from the 1940’s will be a key feature of the celebrations on Sunday 10th May.
Martyn Bolt, Mayor of Mirfield, said
“We are thrilled to have EJ Events UK on board to help us commemorate the courage and determination of those who fought to bring peace, at home and abroad. It will be an opportunity for us all to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made and to celebrate and pay tribute to those who gave so much to ensure we all enjoy the freedom we have today.”
Commenting on the appointment, EJ Events UK co-founder Elliott Rayne said:
“I have relatives who were in the forces and they’ve told me various stories about World War Two. I’m so proud, 75 years on, that we have the opportunity to commemorate and remember the heroes from our local town and beyond by organising such a special event.
“We couldn't be more excited to be working with the Mirfield Branch of The Royal British Legion and Mirfield Town Council to deliver a truly wonderful event. For it to be in our hometown makes it even more special. We want this event to be something #Mirfieldremembers2020 for years to come”
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About EJ Events UK
EJ Events UK is an event planning agency based in Mirfield and Leeds, set up by young entrepreneurs, Joe Taylor and Elliott Rayne in 2018.
EJ provides event planning and staffing services with the aim to provide “end to end elegance for any occasion”.
Since establishing the business at just 19 years, the entrepreneurs have organised events for corporate companies that include Waitrose, BT and the PA Hub, as well as hosting a variety of private events.
In April 2019, Joe and Elliott were named winners of a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most promising young entrepreneurs, winning the Next Generation Awards 2019 with their events business EJ Events.
Find out more at: www.ejeventsuk.co.uk