On Friday 25th February 2022, we’re getting together virtually to raise money for the Army family!

Join family and friends for a jam-packed evening of entertainment with an exciting line-up of familiar faces coming together to raise money for soldiers, veterans and their families.

A Night To Remember

Our Friday Night In is the perfect way to get together with your household, share a meal and your favourite drink while doing something for a good cause.

Bid in our online auction, take part in our prize draw, hear from special guests including Gabby Logan, Michael Buerk, Simon McCoy and Alastair Bruce, and enjoy music from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and more . 

Registration is just £20 per household, and we’ll be fundraising for soldiers, veterans and their families throughout the night.

Click on the tabs above to find out about our food and drinks discounts, guest speakers and more!

Collect your family and friends, bring the food and drink, we’ll supply the entertainment. From quizzes and auctions to a line-up of celebrity guests, we have everything you need to make this a Friday Night In to remember. 

18:20

Fancy a pre-dinner tipple? Take part in our Army-themed pre-event quiz, ‘A Question of Soldiering’; begin your online auction bidding.

18:30-20:30

The evening kicks off with Simon McCoy’s interview with our first celebrity speaker, alongside the online auction.  There will also be two leg-stretches, so you can serve your food and drink.

What to expect on the night

Celebrity Speakers

Gabby Logan, Michael Buerk, Simon McCoy and Alastair Bruce will be sharing fascinating insights from the worlds of sport, journalism, the Armed Forces and much more. We’ve also got music from the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and much more !  For more information, click the ‘Guest Speakers’ tab at the top of this page.

Online Auction

We will reveal our fabulous prizes on Friday 18th February. Bidding starts from 6pm on Friday 18th February, with more prizes being added on the night when the auction goes live at 6pm!

Prize Draw

Win a luxury food and drink hamper worth over £150 by entering our prize draw. Simply donate any amount during the Friday Night In and we’ll pick a lucky winner!

We’ve got a host of familiar faces from the worlds of sport, politics, the Armed Forces and current affairs – not to mention music from the British Army and the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Gabby Logan

Award-winning presenter and former international gymnast, Gabby Logan is one of the most well-known faces in British sport, having presented at a wide range of international sporting events, including the BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year.

 

 

Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk is journalist and newsreader. He has presented BBC News and has been the host of BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze since 1990. His 1984 Ethiopian famine report is regarded as a watershed moment in crisis reporting, that influenced modern coverage.

 

 

Simon McCoy

Simon McCoy is a GB News journalist and newsreader and a former newsreader for BBC and Sky News. In a career spanning four decades, he has also covered numerous world events, including the 2003 Iraq War on location in Kuwait and Basra.

 

 

Alastair Bruce

Journalist, Sky TV correspondent and historical adviser on ITV’s ‘Downton Abbey‘ series and ‘The King’s Speech‘ film, as a Reservist Major General,  Alastair Bruce is also The Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

The event will be broadcast live on our website. Once you register, we will send you a link to the page on Friday 18th February and again on the day.  

This event is virtual so we recommend you use a laptop or tablet to watch the entertainment and use a smartphone to look at our auction prizes and chat to us on the night.

If you want to watch on your TV and are using a laptop, connect the two with a HDMI cable. If you’re using a tablet, simply use an AV adaptor and a HDMI cable to connect to your TV.

Watch this helpful tutorial to guide you through the process.

We’ve got fabulous discounts and offers on food and drink to get your evening off to a flying start.

Use the code ABF at the checkout to get 10% off and a further 10% donated to our charity.

Don’t want to cook?

Delicious curries from Tuk-In Foods delivered straight to your door.  Then, heat the oven up in time for your Friday Night In.

Fancy a cocktail with family and friends?

Start your evening in style mixing a Gin or Vodka cocktail from the Dundee Gin Company and  Heroes Vodka.

And wine with your meal?

And what about a delicious bottle of wine from small, family-owned vineyards and wineries in the Balkans, thanks to Blue Ice Wine.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our Friday Night In sponsors for their incredible support.

Get In Touch

If you need to get in touch with us, please contact the team at fridaynightin@soldierscharity.org or call us on 0131 376 4008.