Solihull-born journalist Michael Buerk set to co-host charity night - The Solihull Observer

Solihull-born journalist Michael Buerk set to co-host charity night

Solihull Editorial 25th Feb, 2022   0

SILHILLIANS are being invited to put their feet up and have a Friday Night In to raise funds for servicemen and women.

BBC broadcasters Gabby Logan and Solihull-born Michael Buerk are set to host the evening alongside Alastair Bruce, who is not only Governor of Edinburgh Castle but also a Sky News Royal commentator to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on Friday (February 25)

There will also be music from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, as well as opportunities to bid on prizes, including signed books from Bernard Cornwell, Dame Joanna Lumley and Dame Judi Dench.

Guests will hear renowned BBC journalist Michael Buerk recall his time covering the Ethiopian famine, which inspired the first global Live Aid concert.

Gabby Logan will share stories of top sports stars, plus memories of the 2012 Olympics.

And Alastair Bruce, who, became the highest-ranking Army officer to have a same-sex wedding in 2021, will share a key lesson he learnt from the Army.

Friday Night In was launched in 2021, when so many of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s in person events were cancelled due to the pandemic, and raised more than £23,000 for the Army’s national charity.

Registration is £20 per household.

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