Local charity launches life-saving appeal

Worthing-based military charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), has launched an appeal to try and raise enough money to purchase a life-saving piece of equipment.

A Cough Assist Machine might not sound like much, but it saves lives, and is a vital piece of equipment for those who have a weak or ineffective cough due to a neuromuscular disease or cervical spinal cord injury.

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Fashion show raises over £1,800 for disabled veterans

Last week, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) brought some glitz and glamour to Worthing, as it held a fabulous fashion show and raised over £1,800 towards the care and rehabilitation of disabled veterans.

The show featured a range of fashions for all occasions. Girls from Davison High School and some QAHH staff began by modelling fabulously glamorous evening and special-occasion wear, courtesy of local dress boutique, Velvet Birdcage.

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Auction night raises money for two local charities

Last week, two Worthing-based charities received a cheque of £1,180 at a presentation held at The Mahaan restaurant.

Chippingdale Cricket Club hosted an auction event at The Mahaan to raise funds for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) and Worthing Churches Homeless Project (WCHP). Auction prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and groups, and the money raised on the night will be split between the two charities.

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Age no issue for Brighton students volunteering for military charity

Two students living in Brighton are relishing their time spent volunteering for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Milena Murphy, 17 and currently at Brighton College, along with Dan Egelstaff, 18 and currently at Sussex University, started volunteering with the charity for separate reasons, though have each found the experience enriching and fulfilling far beyond their expectations.

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“Princess Marina House is a wonderful place”

When former rear-gunner Peter Potter was awarded the Legion d’Honneur for his involvement in the liberation of France during WW2, there was only one place he wanted to have his medal presented to him, amongst friends and peers at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Princess Marina House.

Peter, now aged 91, joined the RAF at just 17, lying about his birthday and saying he was two years older. He began his RAF life as Warrant Officer in 1943, becoming part of Bomber Command’s 626 Squadron.

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Blind veteran from Rhyl receives prestigious medal for helping liberate France from the Nazis

A Second World War blind veteran from Rhyl has been presented with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur for his part in the liberation of France.

Brian McManus, 90, was presented with the prestigious honour at the Blind Veterans UK training and rehabilitation centre in Llandudno on Wednesday 1 March. The ceremony was attended by several members of Brian’s family including his daughter Linda and officiated by Steve Boswell, the charity’s Llandudno Centre Manager.

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Half Marathon Runners Raise Over £1,000 for Disabled Veterans

Three runners took on the Worthing Half Marathon on Sunday 12 February, in order to raise money for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), which cares for disabled ex-Servicemen and women.

Andy Henry, Liam Tulett and Steve Tait-Bower all successfully completed last Sunday’s half marathon and, so far, they have collectively raised £1,230 for the Worthing-based charity.

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