Last week, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) brought some glitz and glamour to Worthing, as it held a fabulous fashion show and raised over £1,800 towards the care and rehabilitation of disabled veterans.
The show featured a range of fashions for all occasions. Girls from Davison High School and some QAHH staff began by modelling fabulously glamorous evening and special-occasion wear, courtesy of local dress boutique, Velvet Birdcage. There were also outfits for work, leisure and day wear, including new, as-new, designer and vintage clothing, much of which was kindly donated by QAHH supporters.
The models’ hair was styled by Richard John hair and beauty salon, and make-up was provided by Allure Hair and Beauty at Northbrook College.
On the night, there were also stalls selling a range of accessories, jewellery and make-up.
Event organiser, Helen Bennett, said: “Thank you to all who have made this event possible, enabling us to raise much needed funds for our residents. The money raised by the fashion show will fund the 24-hour nursing, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care we provide. It was a truly fantastic evening, and all our models looked so professional!”
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About The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
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; some have neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s, Acquired Brain Injury or Motor Neurone Disease, 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 60 residents at any one time.
The average age of residents is 64 with the eldest resident being 98 and the youngest 31.
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.