Veterans’ charity celebrates 100 years of care with special film

In 2019, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, celebrates its centenary. To mark the occasion, the charity has launched a very special short film.

‘Celebrating 100 Years of Care’ is a celebratory film, which showcases resident veterans, family members, charity staff and volunteers as they sing and dance along to the well-known song, ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang.

The video features Care for Veterans’ oldest resident, Irene Barclay, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year, plus veterans who are taking their first steps to recovery. Some of those featured are holding signs showing the various personal achievements they are celebrating.

Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Care for Veterans, Elizabeth Baxter, explains, “We wanted to kick-off our centenary year in a fun way, and this short film does that perfectly. It shows our wonderful veterans, our hardworking staff, and our dedicated volunteers, as well as showcasing all of the care and rehabilitation we provide but is entertaining and lively. We feel it really captures the spirit of life at Care for Veterans, and whilst some of those in our care are living with degenerative and debilitating conditions, we give them the very best quality of life, in spite of their disability.”

Care for Veterans was established in 1919 to care for those returning from World War I, and since then, has provided the highest possible standard of care and rehabilitation to disabled ex-Servicemen and women. The charity provides first-class nursing care as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy to help rehabilitate those it cares for, so that they can live more independent lives.

Notes to Editors:

‘Celebrating 100 Years of Care’ video is available to watch…
On YouTube and Facebook

About Care for Veterans
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.

Care for Veterans
Gifford House, Boundary Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 4LJ
Telephone 01903 218444
Registered Charity No: 1072334


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