You can’t have missed it. Over the bank holiday weekend the nation celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and one of the most talked about events was the Platinum Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, arranged by the BBC. Variety was delighted to be able to offer tickets for the event to the families of some of the children and young people we support.

Our roving reporter outside the Palace was Caroline Monk, Celebrity Ambassador. She explains more about the concert and how much fun everyone had:
“Our former Chief Barker Malcolm Brenner asked the Palace if they could allocate some tickets to Variety and they gave us 24. Well done Malcolm! We offered the tickets to some of the children and families we support, and they were able to see some of the best acts in the world and get a glimpse of the Royals.”

Performers at the concert included Queen, Diana Ross and Eurovision runner up Sam Ryder. As well as seeing lots of celebrities, Caroline was delighted to be able to accompany one to the concert. She said: “I took one of our hardest working ambassadors – comedian Jon Culshaw – as a thank you for everything he has done and is doing for the charity. Thank you Jon!”
“Seeing so many people so happy and so patriotic was just amazing. The atmosphere was off the scale. I still haven’t come down yet!”

Ferah Ibrahim was another of Variety’s guests. Ferah said: “I am beyond ecstatic to have been given the opportunity to attend the Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Party at the Palace. Thank you Variety for giving us these tickets and making it possible for us to join in these celebrations on this historic weekend.”

Caroline Monk with Variety Ambassador Jon Culshaw at the Platinum Jubilee