Worthing Indoor Bowls Club raised £1,000 for Care for Veterans from a charity day they held on Saturday 21 September.
The event, sponsored by Woods Travel, saw club members take part in an internal competition. A raffle and lunch were also held.
Worthing Indoor Bowls Club is located in Durrington On Sea, to the west of Worthing at the entrance of Field Place. The purpose-built premises were opened in 1963 and has a total membership of 500.
Care for Veterans’ Community Support Officer, Sue Harris, said,
“WIBC made such a huge effort with their charity day, which was well-supported by club members, creating a great atmosphere. Care for Veterans is extremely grateful for their support.”
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 35 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.