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Residents help Royal Star & Garter celebrate 107th birthday

Parties and activities have taken place in each of Royal Star & Garter’s three homes, as the charity celebrated its 107th birthday.

Residents at the Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe enjoyed live music, dancing and cake as part of the celebrations.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

It was established on 14 January 1916 to care for severely injured men returning from First World War battlegrounds, following concern expressed by Queen Mary. She charged the British Red Cross Society with finding a ‘permanent haven’ for severely disabled young men returning from war.

In Solihull, singers Boogaloo Babes sang an array of classics from the 1930s to the 1960s, while residents danced and tucked into birthday cake. In Surbiton, singer and musician Jason Allen also had residents dancing, while in High Wycombe, singer and pianist Liza Jaz provided the live entertainment.

Director of Care Pauline Shaw said: “It was lovely to see the Homes filled with music and laughter as residents helped us celebrate our 107th birthday. Our staff take every opportunity to create magical moments for the residents and celebrating our anniversary is a great reason to have fun.

Royal Star & Garter is welcoming new residents in its three Homes. For more information on this, or working for the charity, go to

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