On Saturday 23 November, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, held its fourth annual Glitter Ball at Fontwell Park Racecourse and raised over £10,000, smashing last year’s total.
The 125 guests were welcomed with a drinks reception and were wowed by close-up magician, Harvey Woods. Then it was onto a delicious three course dinner, before everyone got on the dancefloor to dance the night away to fantastic local band, The Alternatives.
Other fun games during the evening included Play Your Cards Right and there were opportunities to win prizes in the charity’s raffle.
Auctioneer, Philip Belcher, from Bellmans, coordinated the charity auction, which included Lots such as dinner at the ‘First Dates’ restaurant, a luxury hotel stay and a private beer tasting.
Care for Veterans’ Senior Fundraiser, Christine Gillott said,
“I’d like to thank all of the guests who came and helped us raise such a fantastic amount of money for our veterans. To all of our volunteers and everyone who made the ball possible, we’re so grateful for your support! All of the money raised this evening will go towards the care and rehabilitation of our disabled veterans, many of whom are facing the toughest battle of their lives.”
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.