Care home raises vital funds for disabled veterans

Littlehampton-based care home, Oakland Grange, has spent the summer raising money for Care for Veterans, and their efforts have raised a fantastic £676.74 for the charity.

Staff and residents at Oakland Grange held several fundraising events, including a Summer Party and a four-mile walk around Littlehampton.

Naomi Roberts, Registered Care Manager at Oakland Grange, explained:

“We are very proud as a care home to have raised this money and helped towards a great charity. Both the residents and staff have been involved and it has been great fun. As a care home in the heart of the community, we love reaching out to charities and local organisations to help and get involved with various events and activities.”

Senior Fundraiser at Care for Veterans, Christine Gillott, said:

“On behalf of everyone here at Care for Veterans, we would like to thank Naomi, all the staff and residents at Oakland Grange for their support. The money they have raised will go towards the vital care and rehabilitation of our veterans. What a fabulous example of one community helping another.”

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.

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