For Queen and Country

Despite the remains of a tropical storm swathing its way across the UK, I enjoyed a magnificent evening at the Tower of London this week.

As a major fundraiser for Coming Home, the Haig Housing Trust’s fundraising campaign to provide specially adapted homes for our severely injured soldiers, images of our brave heroes were projected onto the walls of the Tower. We were honoured that the Constable of the Tower, General The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL, a patron of Coming Home was at  the event was to pay tribute to our brave heroes and the longevity of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch in British history.

With messages from HRH The Duke of Cambridge and incredible images by Rankin, we enjoyed champagne and canapés reception in a see-through (and mercifully waterproof) marquee on the Broadwalk, and entertainment by the Band of the Irish Guards, the Choir of St Peter ad Vincula, three Tenors and the chance to see the Crown Jewels without the daytime crowds.

Following a private view through the White Tower we then took part in a fundraising auction with ‘money-can’t-buy’ lots.  Congratulations to everyone involved in organising a fantastic event.

Hilary Meredith