As part of its centenary celebrations, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, is to host ‘A Century in Music, Prose and Poetry’ at Arundel Castle on the evening of Saturday 9 November.
Since 1919, Care for Veterans has provided care and rehabilitation to physically disabled ex-Service personnel, often at a time when they are facing the toughest battle of their lives. This year marks the charity’s centenary year and to celebrate this landmark in their history, this special event will look back over the last 100 years with each decade being celebrated in either music, prose or poetry.
The event will be held in the stunning Baron’s Hall at Arundel Castle and will feature celebrity guests reading poetry and prose and musical performances by talented musicians. The famous faces are James Bolam, Susan Jameson, Christopher Timothy, Tim Wonnacott and Nicholas Witchell. Also attending the event will be Care for Veterans’ President, HRH Princess Alexandra.
Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Care for Veterans, Elizabeth Baxter, said,
“We are indebted to The Duke of Norfolk who has kindly donated Arundel Castle to Care for Veterans for our event and the wonderful celebrities who are coming to make this a very special evening, raising vital funds for our nation’s heroes.”
Tickets for the event are £50 each and include a drinks and canapés reception and interval drink. For more information, and to book tickets, contact Care for Veterans on 01903 218444.
About Care for Veterans
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 – the charity celebrates its centenary this year.
Care for Veterans is a registered charity, providing care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their families. Our residents’ needs are complex and many have multiple disabilities. Many have an Acquired Brain Injury and some have neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis. Others are paralysed or do not have use of their limbs and some are terminally ill. We support on average 140 residents a year.
We care for up to 60 residents at any one time.
Our residents are aged between 34 and 101.
Our residents represent the tri-services: Royal Navy, Army and RAF.
Services at Care for Veterans include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, an active social and recreation department, rehabilitation kitchen, a chaplaincy service, counselling, IT facilities, a rehabilitation garden, sensory room, function room, and regular outings on our specially adapted coach.
With no regular government funding, Care for Veterans must raise over £1.9 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Servicemen and women.