Solihull care worker 'proud to represent veterans' at Buckingham Palace VE Day garden party - The Solihull Observer

Solihull care worker 'proud to represent veterans' at Buckingham Palace VE Day garden party

Solihull Editorial 19th May, 2024   0

A SOLIHULL physiotherapist said she was proud to represent Second World War veterans at a special Buckingham Palace garden party.

Nickie Harrison, who works at the Royal Star and Garter Home, attended the Victory in Europe (VE) Day party on behalf of all the veterans cared for by the charity.

She, alongside Hazel Agustin, a nurse from the charity’s Surbiton Home, were at the Palace on May 8 – 79 years after Nazi Germany’s surrender and the end of war in Europe.

Among the members of the royal family attending the Garden Party were Their Majesties The King and Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.

Hazel and Nickie were part of 14 frontline staff selected by the National Care Forum, a membership group which represents not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector, including Royal Star and Garter, which cares for veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

It was both Hazel and Nickie’s first time at Buckingham Palace, and at a royal Garden Party.




Nickie said: “VE Day is an important day at Royal Star and Garter, and when I told the Solihull residents that I would be attending the Buckingham Palace Garden Party, they were very excited and happy for me.

“It was a great occasion with just the most amazing atmosphere. I felt great pride in representing our residents on a day that means so much to them.”


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