On Thursday 16 March, 16 teams battled to win the coveted Care for Veterans’ trophy and become quiz champions at the charity’s annual spring quiz night, helping to raise £1,621.
Members of the Care for Veterans’ Fundraising Team acted as quizmasters and led the teams through eight interactive rounds of questions.
Care for Veterans’ residents and their families also joined in the fun and lively quiz.
The winning team was Anchored Away, who took home the trophy and won games of ten pin bowling, donated by Worthing AMF Bowling.
David Mason from Anchored Away team said,
“We really enjoyed the quiz, and thought it was really well set up and run. I’m sure that Anchored Away will be back to compete in Care for Veterans’ next quiz night in October. We look forward to seeing you again then.”
Fundraising Officer and event organiser, Christine Gillott, said,
“From everyone here at Care for Veterans, I’d like to thank everyone who came and took part and helped us to raise this fantastic amount of money for the care and rehabilitation of our veterans.”
Notes to Editor:
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 – the charity celebrates its centenary this year.
Care for Veterans is a registered charity, providing care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their families. Our residents’ needs are complex and many have multiple disabilities. Many have an Acquired Brain Injury and some have neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis. Others are paralysed or do not have use of their limbs and some are terminally ill. We support on average 140 residents a year.
We care for up to 60 residents at any one time.
Our residents are aged between 33 and 100.
Our residents represent the tri-services: Royal Navy, Army and RAF.
Services at Care for Veterans 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, Care for Veterans must raise over £1.9 million each year to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Servicemen and women.