There will be bunting galore on Boundary Road, Worthing on Saturday 8 July, as The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) opens its doors to the public for its Summer Fayre!
The charity’s annual event is held to raise money for the local Hospital Home, which cares for disabled ex-Servicemen and women. QAHH 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, Samantha Stokes, explains: “The Summer Fayre is a chance for us to invite the community in and show off QAHH. It also allows us to raise vital funds so that we can continue to offer the facilities and services we do for our veterans. 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, a pop-up charity shop, live music, a dance troupe, children’s entertainment, a magician, plenty of food and refreshments, plus military exhibitions! There will also be a special performance by military band, The Band of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
The QAHH Summer Fayre is on from 1.30pm until 4pm, and entry is by donation. The QAHH Grand Prize Draw will also take place on the same day – you can buy your tickets in advance from QAHH – contact Samantha on 01903 218444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.