International bestselling crime and thriller writer, Peter James, famous for the Brighton-based Roy Grace series, is to host an ‘evening with’ in aid of Sussex charity, Care for Veterans.
Mr James, author of 12 consecutive Sunday Times no.1s whose books have sold 19 million copies worldwide, will talk about his life and extensive career, as well as answer questions from members of the audience. Some of his works will also be on sale at the event, and guests will have the opportunity to get them signed by the author.
Mr James explains: “All of us owe a debt beyond our imagination to our veterans. It is always humbling to meet them, and it is a very great honour and joy to be able to participate in supporting them.”
Elizabeth Baxter, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Care for Veterans, said: “We are delighted that such a well-known and well-respected author as Peter James is helping to raise money for our veterans. It is so kind of him to undertake this event, which we know will be popular as he has so many fans and is so well read. This is a remarkable opportunity for Care for Veterans and the money raised will be very well spent on those ex-Servicemen and women in our care.”
The ‘Dead Good Evening’ will be held at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, West Sussex on Thursday 15 February, 7pm. Tickets are £20 each and on sale now from the Care for Veterans’ Fundraising Office on 01903 218444, open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
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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 98th birthday this year (2017).
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.
The average age of residents is 65 with the eldest resident being 99 and the youngest 31.
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 £1.3 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Servicemen and women.