Assault Course Challenge in aid of disabled veterans

Worthing-based charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, is on the hunt for people to take part in its Assault Course Challenge on Sunday 10 September at Lodge Hill, Pulborough.

Set in stunning woodland in the heart of the South Downs National Park, soldiers will be putting you through your paces over the 5km course, which includes flooded tunnels, smoke bombs, mud, rope climbs, tyre runs, log carries and much more! There’s also a medal for all participants and a trophy for the winning team!

The event is being held to raise money for the charity, which provides nursing, rehabilitation, respite and end-of-life care to disabled ex-Service personnel and members of their family.

Event organiser, Samantha Stokes, said, “The assault course promises to be a really fun challenge! You can take part individually, or you can sign up as a team if you’d like to do it with friends or colleagues. All the money raised by the event will help us to provide QAHH residents with the rehabilitation services that they need, like physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.”

Entry costs just £15 per person, and the charity asks that you try to raise some sponsorship. To sign up, call the QAHH Fundraising Team on 01903 218444. But hurry, you need to register by 1 September!

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The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home was established in 1919 – the charity celebrates its 98th anniversary this year (2017).

The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home is a registered charity, providing care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women. Our residents’ needs are complex and many have multiple disabilities; many have Acquired Brain Injuries, some have neurological disorders’ such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis, others are paralysed or do not have use of their limbs, some are terminally ill. We support on average 140 residents a year.

We take up to 59 residents at any one time.

The average age of residents is 75 with the eldest resident being 98 and the youngest 32.

Our residents represent the tri-services: Royal Navy, Army and RAF.

Services at QAHH 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, coffee shop and function room and regular outings on our specially adapted coach.

With no regular government funding The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home must raise over £1.3 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Servicemen and women.

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