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Summer Fayre raises over £7,000 for disabled veterans

On Saturday 14 July, Care for Veterans opened its doors for its annual Summer Fayre, as it has done for many decades.

Despite the World Cup, Wimbledon, and Worthing Pride all being on at the same time, hundreds of visitors came to support the day and a fabulous £7,390 was raised for the charity! Guests enjoyed live performances by the Care for Veterans Choir, the Wonder Girls Pom Pom Troupe, line dancers and the Bubble Man, and also had their photographs taken with Storm Troopers from the Iconic Legion and viewed the amazing motorbikes on show from Raevens Motorcycle Club and Sussex Military Classic bikes.

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Cricket Club Auction Raises Vital Funds for Local Charities

Every year, Chippingdale Cricket Club holds a curry night and auction at local award-winning curry restaurant, Mahaan, to raise money for two local charities.
Care for Veterans and Worthing Churches Homeless Projects benefit from the money raised by the sale of auction items, which are donated to the Cricket Club over the course of the year. Auction Lots were as diverse as a race experience at Goodwood, a plumber for the day and a Karcher window vac! There was also a quiz before the auction which tested the general knowledge of attendees.

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All the fun of the fayre, in aid of disabled veterans

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.

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Veterans’ charity has huge success at Worthing 10k

On Sunday 3 June, 55 runners took on the Worthing 10k in aid of local charity, Care for Veterans.

The team, dubbed the ‘Fantastic Fifty’, included staff from Care for Veterans, family members of Care for Veterans’ residents, a serving soldier, and ex-Service personnel.

Tyron Crayford, who is a resident at Care for Veterans, also took part and was pushed around the course in his wheelchair by four of the Fantastic Fifty.

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School boy donates mascot bear to local charity

A very thoughtful young man has donated one of his teddy bears to a local charity to use as their new mascot.
Nine-year-old Harvey Tress, who goes to Seaside School in Lancing, donated his bear to local charity, Care for Veterans, where his Mum works as a Healthcare Assistant.

The bear, which has been nicknamed Valiant, is a fitting mascot for the charity as his fur is patterned with Army camouflage, and he comes wearing fatigues and combat boots.

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Disabled Veteran to take part in Worthing 10k

Former RAF Flight Engineer and Air Gunner, Doug Waghorn, will be taking part in the upcoming Worthing 10k road race, as part of local charity, Care for Veterans’ Fantastic Fifty running team.
The charity has recruited more than 50 runners to join its team for the 10km route along Worthing seafront on Sunday 3 June, to help raise vital funds.

Care for Veterans, based at Boundary Road, Worthing, provides residential nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their family members.

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Get peace of mind with Make a Will Month from Care for Veterans

In June 2018, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, is teaming up with four local Solicitors for its Make a Will initiative. The participating Solicitors have all kindly agreed to waive their usual Will-writing fees in exchange for a donation to the charity.
Having an up-to-date Will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are taken care of. Without one, you can’t be sure that your money and property will be passed on to the people and good causes you care about most.

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The Grand Rehearsal is a grand success!

The Grand Rehearsal, a new mini-musical by Jorgen and Libbet Booth, was performed over three days at Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Worthing and raised an amazing £2,800 for charity.

The story was of the predicament of a village choir whose numbers had reduced to just two singers, and the twist in the tale was that within five minutes of the show starting, the audience became aware that they were the new choir members and they would be the ones singing! And that they did, singing along to tunes like Bring Me Sunshine, Edelweiss and Land of Hope & Glory, to name but a few.

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