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Remembrance Day tattoo fundraiser

Published on 23 Jan 2024

The owners of a tattoo studio in Shropshire have selected us as their chosen charity due to their connection with two blind veterans who we support.

Double Ks in Newport kick-started their fundraising efforts over the Remembrance weekend.

On Saturday 11 November, the studio donated the profits from any tattoos done on that day to the charity. Over the course of the day, three members of staff completed 11 tattoos and raised over £900.

A close up photo of a tattoo of the Royal Pioneers cap badge on an arm
Blind veteran Julian had his cap badge tattooed on his arm in support of the fundraiser
A close up of a tattoo of two red poppies
One of the Remembrance themed tattoos requested
Three images of a very detailed tattoo with a Union Jack flag in the background and poppies and soldiers running on the battlefield
Detailed design completed during charity day

Pam Murray, who owns the studio with her husband, said:

“Many of the tattoos that were chosen were linked to Remembrance.
“We are so proud to be able to support Blind Veterans UK, it’s such an important charity. These lads and girls have fought for us and we want to give back to them as our way of saying thank you. Our clients also love our charity days and the opportunity to give back.
“We personally know two blind veterans who are supported by the charity so it has a personal meaning to us and not only that but Llandudno, where one of the charity’s centres is, happens to be our favourite place to visit so it all came together.”

A friend of the studio’s owners who is himself a blind veteran had a tattoo drawn during the charity fundraiser of his old regiment’s cap badge.

Julian, 56 and from Broseley, has recently joined the charity after he lost his sight due to macular degeneration.

“It means everything to me that Double Ks is supporting Blind Veterans UK. I only began to be supported by the charity last year but they have already done so much for me."
Blind veteran

Julian continued:

“I’ve been matched up with a volunteer and we enjoy a chat and a walk around and I’ve been assisted with technology that has helped me regain my independence such as a mobile phone with software for those with sight loss.
“The staff are fantastic and the charity has really given me something to look forward to.”

Double Ks tattoo studio also held a raffle at Christmas to boost their fundraising for our charity and were able to push their total over £1,000.

They are planning to continue to support us with an art auction later this year.

Would you like to find out how your small business could raise money for our charity?

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