The Tank Museum’s special Tiger tank event, which is now sold out, will be broadcasting a free live programme via YouTube to raise funds for children affected by the war in Ukraine.
For the first time ever there will be a livestream of the Bovington museum’s Tiger Day to audiences around the world from 4 pm on Saturday 23rd April 2022. It’s being organised in association with the online game World of Tanks.
The Tank Museum’s Tiger I tank is still in good working order
Featuring the world’s only running Tiger I tank
The four hour event, featuring the world’s only running Tiger I tank, will be free to watch however there will be an opportunity to donate to the charity War Child UK to assist their work in Ukraine supporting children affected by the conflict.
The livestream event will be hosted by The Tank Museum’s director Richard Smith, along with Richard Cutland from the online game developer, Wargaming that created the game World of Tanks.
Richard Cutland is also a 30 year veteran of the British Army who served with the Royal Tank Regiment.
The Tiger Tank meets its match
One of the Tank Museum’s biggest events
Tiger Day is one of The Tank Museum’s biggest events, second only to the annual three day Tankfest extravaganza.
The Tiger tank, a German heavy tank that was used in World War Two, merits its own day, as it’s considered to be an outstanding example of tank design for its era.
Viewers will be able to watch new Tiger-related content, guest interviews and some unique views of the Tiger Day vehicle display.
The Tiger Tank will be in action on Tiger Day
“Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in the world”
Nik Wyness from The Tank Museum said:
“Tiger 131 is the most famous tank in the world, and we’re excited to be able to share our Tiger Day event with a global online audience for the first time.
“We, with our partners World of Tanks, are also pleased to be able to use this opportunity to raise awareness of the War Child UK Ukraine emergency fund – which is something we feel the audience will be eager to support.”
“At War Child UK we are committed to putting children first”
Throughout the livestream, viewers will be able to donate to War Child via The Tank Museum website and by buying exclusive World of Tanks in-game emblems.
David Miller, Head of Gaming Partnerships at War Child UK said:
“At War Child UK we are committed to putting children first. This means we aim to be there as quickly as possible when conflict breaks out, as well as continuing to provide critical support to children living in war zones around the world.
“To do that, we rely heavily on our fundraising efforts and the generosity of our supporters to reach the children who need us most – and thanks to the team at Wargaming and The Tank Museum, we will be able to reach thousands of children who desperately need our support now and in the future.”
- Watch Tiger Day online