Thousands raised for veterans at Birmingham International Tattoo - The Solihull Observer

Thousands raised for veterans at Birmingham International Tattoo

Solihull Editorial 28th Feb, 2024   0

MORE THAN £10,000 has been raised for veterans’ charity, Royal Star and Garter, at the Birmingham International Tattoo.

Residents and staff from the charity’s Solihull home were among the guests at the military spectacular, which took place at the Resorts World Arena earlier this month.

A total of £10,300 was raised through bucket collections, programme sales and contactless payments on the day.

The Royal Star and Garter, which cares for veterans and their loved ones with dementia or disability, has been one of the Birmingham International Tattoo’s chosen charities since 2007.

During that time, more than £136,000 has been raised for the charity.

Volunteers fundraisers included Department for Healthcare Education (DHE) military student nurses and members from Co-op Funeralcare branches in Wednesbury and Wednesfield.

The two-day event included marching bands from across the UK, 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, said: “It was great to be back at the Birmingham International Tattoo, and I’d like to thank the organisers for once again supporting Royal Star and Garter.

“Thanks must also go to our volunteers, and the generous Tattoo audience.

“This money raised will help us continue providing exceptional care to veterans and their partners.”


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