There will be bunting galore on Boundary Road, Worthing on Saturday 14 July, as Care for Veterans opens its doors to the public for its Summer Fayre!
The charity’s annual event is held to raise money for the local charity, which cares for disabled ex-Service personnel and their families. Care for Veterans strives to improve the mobility and independence of its residents through rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social and recreation activities.
Event organiser, Christine Gillott, explains: “The Summer Fayre is a chance for us to invite the community in and show off Care for Veterans. It also allows us to raise vital funds so that we can continue to offer the facilities and services we do for our residents. We have a whole host of different attractions at the Fayre this year; there really is something for everyone, so come and see us and bring your friends and family too!”
The event promises to be fun for all ages, including market and craft stalls, live music, a military band and exhibition, children’s entertainment, a magician, plenty of food and refreshments, games and more!
The Summer Fayre is on from 1.30pm until 4pm, and entry is by donation.
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 – the charity celebrates its 99th anniversary this year (2018).
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 32 and 99.
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.