On Thursday 4 May, 15 teams competed to become quiz champions at The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home’s (QAHH) spring quiz night, and helped to raise £1,700 for the charity.
QAHH supporter and member of Chippingdale Cricket Club networking group, Pete Mansell, acted as quizmaster. He led the teams through 10 interactive rounds of questions, which included pictures and sound clips.
Three QAHH residents and their families also joined in the fun and lively quiz.
The winning team was ‘the Mixed Bunch’, who took home a trophy and their prize – a VIP night out at Gala Bingo.
Event organiser, Samantha Stokes, said, “From everyone here at QAHH, I’d like to thank Pete Mansell for being such a brilliant quizmaster. And thank you to everyone who came and took part and helped us to raise this fantastic amount of money for our residents’ care and rehabilitation.”
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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.