This year, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, celebrates its centenary, and to help commemorate the anniversary, is looking to recruit 100 people to take part in this year’s Worthing 10k.
The Worthing 10k is one of the largest and friendliest running events in the south east, welcoming runners of all abilities to the flat seafront course on Sunday 2 June.
Care for Veterans has charity places for this year’s race and has already begun recruiting members for its ‘Heroic One Hundred’ team, who will be running to raise money for the disabled veterans in the charity’s care.
Christine Gillott, Fundraising Officer at Care for Veterans, said: “Running for us is a rewarding experience and we will be there to support you all the way.
“The Worthing 10k is a great event for those who want to start running but need something to aim for. Running for a cause such as Care for Veterans will really help motivate you throughout your training, and on the day itself.
“Now is the ideal time to start training, so make sure you contact us asap to secure your place.”
Registration via Care for Veterans is just £22, and the charity asks that you raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship. In return, runners will receive a free Care for Veterans t-shirt or running vest, there will be a hospitality tent on race day with refreshments for before and after the run, plus entry into a prize draw to win a fabulous prize, and a party the week after the event.
As last year, some veterans will also be taking part in their wheelchairs, so you’ll be able to run alongside them proudly.
If you’d like to run the Worthing 10k for Care for Veterans, call Christine on 01903 218444.
Since 1919, Care for Veterans has provided the highest possible standard of care and rehabilitation to disabled ex-Servicemen and women. The charity provides services such as nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy to help rehabilitate those that live there, so that they can live more independent lives.
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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 33 and 100.
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, coffee shop and 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.