Photo Credit: Royal Star & Garter
Singing Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery has performed at Royal Star & Garter in Surbiton.
The 93-year-old, who served in Korea with the Royal Artillery and won Britain’s Got Talent in 2019, sang for fellow comrades on Wednesday, 18 October.
After singing, Colin was taken on a tour of the award-winning Home, and officially opened the newly created General Store in the dementia care area. He then joined residents, including others who served in Korea, for tea and cake.
He had earlier wowed residents with songs including ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’, ‘Moon River’, ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Thank You for the Music’.
Colin said: “Because of my Army career I’ve heard lots about Royal Star & Garter and the good work it does, so to visit this wonderful Home and to sing for veterans there was a privilege. I look forward to singing here again.”
RAF veteran Vera, a Royal Star & Garter resident. She said: “We’re very lucky to have Colin come here and sing for us.”