Thousands raised for Royal Star and Garter at Birmingham International Tattoo - The Solihull Observer

Thousands raised for Royal Star and Garter at Birmingham International Tattoo

Solihull Editorial 2nd Mar, 2023   0

THE BIRMINGHAM International Tattoo has raised £8,437 for a veteran care home.

The impressive total came through the generous support of the audience at the military show, which took place at the Resorts World Arena last month.

Residents and staff from the Royal Star and Garter in Solihull attended the Tattoo, which was the first since the Covid pandemic, and had been postponed in September 2022 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The money for the Royal Star and Garter, which cares for veterans and their loved ones with disability or dementia, was raised through a bucket collection, programme sales, online donations and contactless payments on the day.

The two-day event included marching bands from across the UK and Europe, spectacular displays and all the military pomp and ceremony associated with the prestigious annual Birmingham International Tattoo.

Royal Star and Garter chief executive Andy Cole addressed the audience at the Tattoo.

He added: “After so long away it was great to be back at the Birmingham International Tattoo. I’d like to thank the organisers for supporting Royal Star and Garter again this year, the volunteers who helped us, and all those who gave so generously.

“The money will make a real difference to the lives of the veterans we care for.”

The charity has been one of the Birmingham International Tattoo’s chosen charities since 2007. During that time, more than £126,000 has been raised for Royal Star and Garter.


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