However, GCN has been supporting Individuals and Organisations where possible. See below.
Victory over Japan Day - 15th August
What is VJ Day?
VJ Day is anniversary of the Victory over Japan, which 'finally' ended World War II (WW2) on August 15th, 1945. We therefore mark this day both in celebration of the ending of WW2 and in commemorating the huge loss of life.
Japanese Imperial Army surrending to British Officers.
Chris Auker-Howlett, Founder of GCN and of the W.O.R.S. project (Wars Outreach in Schools) lives in Churchdown and wanted to Network individuals and community groups with a common focus on the 75th VJ Day Anniversary.
Bunting being put up around Churdown ready for VJ Day.
One of the main projects GCN has been concentrating on since 2018 is named "Glos100" and ran throughout 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. We are thrilled to announce that we helped raise over £5,000 for various charities, such as:
We have unfortunately had to cancel further WW1 and other events since March 2020, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. However, GCN will be helping to commemorate the upcoming Victory over Japan » day that halted the ongoing and bloody battles but at the same time heralded in the age of the Atomic Bomb, which indiscriminately killed millions of Japanese civilians in Hiroshima » and Nagasaki »
We held a number of fundraising events in 2018, including: