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Get fit and lean in 2017 for disabled veterans

Worthing-based charity, The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), is calling on local people to join their Worthing 10k running team, and help raise vital funds for disabled ex-Servicemen and women.
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 4 June.

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Sussex advertising guru to take on mammoth 100 km challenge for military charity

A man from Mid-Sussex is training to take on a 100 kilometre walk from London to Brighton for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Russell Deamer, 46 and from Burgess Hill, will be taking on the challenge for the third time with Colin Penaluna, a blind veteran from Suffolk, whom he first guided in 2014. Despite falling just short that year, they returned with a vengeance to finish the course in 24 hours in 2016.

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Seafarers UK donates £19,000 to disabled Naval Veterans at QAHH

A charity that helps people in the maritime community has donated £19,000 to The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) in Worthing, which provides care and rehabilitation to ex-Servicemen and women.

Seafarers UK has donated the money towards physiotherapy for the former seafaring residents who live at QAHH. This donation will help these veterans to increase their mobility and independence throughout 2017.

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Epic South Pole trek aims to raise £25,000 for Charity

Businessmen Ian Langley, Graeme Shankland and Roger Wood are hoping to raise £25,000 for charity in January by embarking on an epic 150 kilometre trek to the South Pole.

Facing temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius, the intrepid trio will be spending almost two weeks hauling their equipment sleds across the desolate Antarctic ice, enduring twenty-four hours of daylight at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

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Charitable flats for Royal Navy personnel in Portsmouth officially open their doors

A six-figure accommodation project for Armed Forces personnel in Portsmouth has been completed and handed over to the Royal Navy, following years of planning and charitable funding.

The three self-contained family flats, nicknamed, the ‘Navy Mews’, have been constructed within the walls of HMNB Portsmouth (HMS Nelson) for the sole use of Service Personnel on a priority basis.

The project would not have been possible without the support of the Royal Navy’s principal charity, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC), which granted £250,000 of its allocation of LIBOR funds to the flats in 2015.

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Oliver aims for Europe

The RAF Association supports people in reaching their goals, whatever they may be. Wing Commander Steve Wood, Officer Commanding Base Support Wing at RAF Leeming got in touch when his son needed some support to achieve his dreams.

Aged 18, Oliver wants to become a top triathlete, and has worked incredibly hard, being selected to represent Team GB in the 2016 Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships in Kalkar, Germany

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Naval charity donates £20,000 to help disabled veterans

The Worthing-based Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH) has been awarded a grant of £20,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital.

The grant is towards the costs of delivering a tailored rehabilitation programme to disabled Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans and their dependants. The rehab services included in the grant are: Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Social and Recreational activities, Neuropsychologist, Chaplaincy and Mini-Ambulance service.

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Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity CEO Robert Robson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours

Robert joined the RNRMC in September 2008 as Chief Executive Officer, a move which he says brought him back “home”, having previously served as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy in the 1980s. After a 20 year “interim” stint with Barclays, which took him all over the UK and Europe, he took the helm of the Charity at the beginning of the voyage of discovery that awaited.

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94 year old Poppy volunteer receives New Year honour

After 64 years of fundraising for leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland, Janet Gillespie has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours.

Mrs Gillespie spent more than 60 years as the Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organiser for Crossmichael and Parton in Dumfries and Galloway, having begun selling poppies in 1952. In addition to ensuring her local area always had poppies and tins each November, Janet also opened her garden to the public to show off a mass of snowdrops, raising even more for Poppyscotland in the process.

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