TEN injured servicemen and women were given a well-deserved chance to attend the star-studded Brit Awards.
Gunner Christopher Cottrell, 24, who formerly served with the Royal Artillery on Thorney Island was one of the soldiers from Defence Medical Rehabilitation Facility at Headley Court to be given tickets to the awards ceremony and after-show party through military charity Tickets For Troops.
Gunner Cottrell, from West Wittering, said: ‘I would like to give a huge thank you to Tickets For Troops for making it possible for the Headley Court patients including myself to attend such an exciting event.
‘Seeing so many star performers was really special.’
In total the BRIT Awards donated 200 tickets to the troops who brushed shoulders with the stars such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Royal Blood.
Tickets For Troops provides free tickets to service personnel and their families, including patients of Headley Court, where wounded and injured service personnel receive recovery care, enabling them to return to the service of their country or lead a fulfilling life on ‘civvy street’.