We are delighted to announce that The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has made a donation of £126,000 to our charity.
Despite this year’s show being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has once again stood by us, along with seven other Armed Forces charities, by donating a total of £300,000. This brings its total charitable contributions to more than £12.3 million since the event began in 1950.
Major General (Ret’d) Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, said: “We are exceptionally grateful for the support of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, particularly in this difficult year. The donation will be used to assist members of the Army family struggling to find employment across Scotland and the United Kingdom through employment support and training.”
Rucelle Soutar, Chief Operating Officer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “We are hugely proud to be able to provide support to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity this year. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. However, as a charitable organisation we’re committed now more than ever to continue to support the projects that support us and help to sustain the Tattoo and all that lies behind it. To be able to donate this sum of money to an important cause, despite the challenges we’ve faced this year is an incredibly proud moment for me and is testament to the hard work of the whole team.”