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Veterans raise a flag for Armed Forces Day

The disabled veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton paid tribute to British Service personnel past and present by raising the Armed Forces Day Flag in advance of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June.

The Flag was raised in front of residents, family, staff, volunteers and the local CCF unit.

Earlier in the day, the Home held a ceremony to present new residents with their Armed Forces Veterans badge. Residents who are partners of veterans received a special Spouses badge.

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The Royal Star & Garter Homes appoints Director of Supporter Engagement

Caley Eldred has been appointed as the new Director of Supporter Engagement heading up the Fundraising & Marketing Team at The Royal Star & Garter Homes. She joins the Charity, which provides specialist care for veterans and their partners who live with disability or dementia, in state-of-the-art care homes, on 9 July.

Previously the Director of Development at the youth charity City Year UK, Caley has held director level roles at both the food-waste charity FareShare and special care baby charity Bliss, as well as working at Mind and the NSPCC. She is also a trustee of the children’s education charity Nurture UK.

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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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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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Be one of our Worthing 10k ‘Fabulous Fifty’! 

Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, is looking for 50 fabulous people to join its Worthing 10k running team, and help raise vital funds for disabled ex-Service personnel.

The Worthing 10k is one of the largest and friendliest running events in the south east, welcoming runners of all abilities to the flat seafront course on Sunday 3 June.

Care for Veterans has charity places for this year’s race, and has already begun recruiting members for its ‘Fabulous Fifty’ team, who will be running to raise money for the disabled veterans who are cared for by the charity.

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RAF charity celebrates care home’s ‘outstanding rating’ by regulator Care Quality Commission putting it in the top 2% of adult social care

Princess Marina House, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund’s flagship care and respite centre on the West Sussex coast, has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection earlier this year.

Independent regulator the Care Quality Commission rated the home and its Respite at Home service outstanding in three categories caring, responsive and well-led and good in safe and effective – the five key lines of enquiry. Only 2% of adult social care providers have been awarded the overall ‘outstanding’ rating nationally.

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Keeping military families connected

The Royal Naval Association (RNA) has kindly donated Apple iPads to the Navy veterans and partners who live at The Royal Star & Garter Homes. The donation was funded by the Aged Veterans Fund and named Project Semaphore: an initiative set up by the RNA to improve communications for aged Naval veterans.

The custom built 16GB iPad Airs were presented in bespoke RNA-branded protective cases and came pre-loaded with relevant apps. Sarah Clewes, Deputy Project Manager for Project Semaphore, visited the Homes to meet the veterans and give them their computer tablets.

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