Birmingham International Tattoo raises over £8,000 for Solihull veterans’ care home

Birmingham International Tattoo, Britain’s largest indoor tattoo event and has features over 1,250 performers, has raised £8,159 for The Royal Star & Garter Home in Solihull.

The event took place at Arena Birmingham in November and marked their 11th year that the event has supported the charity, which cares for ex-Servicemen and women and their partners living with disability or dementia.

The money was raised through an end-of-show collection from Sunday’s performance and programme sales.

Norman Rogerson MBE, Tattoo Producer, said: “Since we started the Birmingham International Tattoo 30 year ago we have supported many charities and we are particularly pleased, through the generosity of our audiences, to continue to support The Royal Star & Garter Homes and their local Solihull home in their ongoing work caring for the veterans who have given so much to the country.”

The two-day event featured marching bands from across the UK and Europe, spectacular displays and all the military pomp and ceremony.

Andy Cole, The Royal Star & Garter Homes’ chief executive, said: “We are extremely grateful to the organisers, the generous audiences and the volunteers at the Birmingham International Tattoo.

“They have once again supported us magnificently and we are proud to be a part of this military community. The money raised will make a real difference to the lives of the residents living in our Solihull Home.”

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