The Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo is to donate £340,000 to charities throughout the UK, regardless of this 12 months’s exhibits being cancelled.
Organisers say they continue to be dedicated to supporting army charities, with £12.3 million donated for the reason that occasion started in 1950.
Eight armed companies charities, together with ABF The Troopers’ Charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Pressure Benevolent Fund, will share £300,000.
The Military Piping Committee, which promotes and sustains the British Military Pipes and Drums, will obtain £40,000.
Rucelle Soutar, chief working officer of the Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo, stated: “2020 has been a difficult 12 months for all of us.
“Nonetheless as a charitable organisation, we’re dedicated to proceed to ship in opposition to our charitable targets.
“To have the ability to donate this sum of cash, regardless of the challenges we’ve confronted this 12 months, is an extremely proud second for us and is testomony to the onerous work of the entire crew.”
In the meantime, plans are already beneath method for the 2021 Tattoo.
The 30,000 individuals who transferred their tickets for this 12 months’s Tattoo can be granted precedence entry to the 2021 tickets when gross sales go reside in October.
Buster Howes, chief government of the Royal Edinburgh Army Tattoo, stated: “Placing the disappointments of this silent August behind us, it’s certainly time to look forward.
“We’ve been working onerous, behind the scenes, to make a protected, artistic and thrilling return in 2021.
“Asserting our intention to promote tickets for subsequent 12 months is our first public step in direction of this.
“We’re so trying ahead to welcoming you all again, to lacing up our dancing footwear, firing up our pipes, drums and fiddles, and to gleefully launch once more essentially the most spectacular present on earth.”
Followers can register their curiosity for tickets for the 2021 Tattoo at https://www.edintattoo.co.uk/sign-up-for-updates.