A group of 15-17-year-olds from Worthing and the surrounding areas have recently taken part in the National Citizen Service in aid of local charity, Care for Veterans.
The National Citizen Service is a four-week programme that helps young people build skills for life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new people.
The group hosted a quiz night to raise money for Care for Veterans. Held at Worthing Leisure Centre at the end of July, the quiz was a great success and the group has raised £370 so far.
Fifteen-year-old, Issy Harris, explained: “We chose Care for Veterans as we felt passionately about helping our veterans with a life outside of conflict, and wanted to help the charity to continue its work towards a better life for the veterans they care for.
“Thank you to everyone who came to the quiz night to support us, and helped us to raise this fantastic amount of money.”
If you would like to support the group, you can donate via their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/quiz-night2018
NOTES TO EDITOR:
About Care for Veterans
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 – the charity celebrates its 99th anniversary this year (2018).
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 99.
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.