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Local pub supports military charity with a month of fundraising

Newspaper clipping from 1963 showing the 'coin tip' by jockey, Josh Gifford

Newspaper clipping from 1963 showing the ‘coin tip’ by jockey, Josh Gifford

The Fox Inn, Patching has chosen to support the Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home in July.

The month-long fundraising initiative takes place throughout July, and includes in-house collections and a pub quiz!

The quiz will take place at The Fox, Arundel Road, Patching on Tuesday 18 July at 6.30pm. It costs £5 per person to enter, and this includes a cone of chips per person. On the night, there will also be a raffle and other games for you to participate in.

The Fox Inn has a history with QAHH, having supported the charity back in the 60s. In 1963, National Hunt champion jockey, Josh Gifford, knocked down a pile of pennies which had been collected on the bar for the charity. The pennies amounted to £42 8s 3d, which in today’s money would be a whopping £815! The pub hopes to recreate this historic moment at the end of July.

QAHH Fundraising Officer, Samantha Stokes, said: “We are delighted that the Fox Inn is supporting QAHH and our residents again. It would be fantastic if we can beat the amount raised back in 1963 – but however much is raised will all go towards providing nursing and rehabilitation care for our veterans, helping them lead more independent and fulfilled lives.”

Since 1919, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home has been providing care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women. Services at QAHH include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy.

To pre-book your team’s place in the quiz, contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email: Samantha-stokes@qahh.org.uk

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.

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