Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans has received a grant of £60,000 from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
The extremely generous donation will go towards the cost of providing rehabilitation services, to disabled Army veterans and their dependents who live at Care for Veterans, over the next 12 months.
Care for Veterans has been caring for disabled veterans for 101 years, since it was first established in 1919. With no regular government funding, the charity must raise over £1.9 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Service personnel.
The donation from ABF will go towards vital services, including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, neuropsychology, on-site wheelchair clinic, rehabilitation kitchen, social and recreation activities, chaplaincy and ambulance service.
Care for Veterans’ Chief Executive, Andy Neaves, said:
“We are extremely grateful to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for their very generous donation. With approximately a third of our current residents either having served in, or having familial links to the British Army, this donation is a wonderful example of their commitment to supporting soldiers, veterans and their immediate families for life. On behalf of our residents I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support, especially at this challenging time.”