Print centenarian hits high note for charity

Jo Francis
Friday, April 16, 2021

A retired print worker has raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity as a way to mark his 100th birthday.

Pallett celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month
Pallett celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this month

Charlie Pallett was inspired by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, who captured the nation’s imagination with his centenary exploits and raised millions for the NHS. 

Pallett, a World War II veteran, decided to raise funds for Help for Heroes to mark his ‘big 100’ on 6 April, and recorded a version of wartime favourite ‘Keep right on to the end of the road’.

After setting out to raise £1,000, he has now raised more than £41,000 from some 1,836 supporters. 

Pallett was a guillotine operator at Alabaster Passmore in Kent. He retired 35 years ago. 

His daughter, Yvonne Elliott, said: “He is quite overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.”

Pallett also featured on BBC Breakfast on his big day, which he celebrated with a brandy and ginger. 

His Just Giving page can be found here, while his version of ‘Keep right on’ is on YouTube. 

Pallett (centre right in white apron) is pictured below with some of his Alabaster Passmore colleagues.


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