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Virtual Run Raises £1,800 for Worthing Veterans’ Charity

On Friday 8 May, 122 people took part in the Victory for Veterans VE Day virtual race in aid of Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, and raised £1,800.

The participants walked, ran or cycled either 5km or 10km in their own time on VE Day, ensuring they followed the guidelines around social distancing. The virtual race had an incredible community spirit with many of the runners choosing to run past Care for Veterans on Boundary Road, where a refreshment station was set up for them.

The charity, which provides care and rehabilitation to physically disabled ex-Service personnel, has seen many events that were planned for this year either postponed or cancelled. Care for Veterans relies on these important events to fund the work they do.

Head of Fundraising and Marketing, James Bacharew, said,

“We truly appreciate that these are frightening and uncertain times for everyone, but at Care for Veterans we must continue to provide the very best care and rehabilitation for our disabled veterans, and we can only do so with the kind and continued support of our community. On behalf of our residents and staff, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the virtual race and helped to raise these vital funds to support our veterans. If anyone has any ideas on how they would like to support us, we would love to hear from you, as we need your help now more than ever.” 

To support Care for Veterans, contact the fundraising team on 01903 218444 or visit the website www.careforveterans.org.uk


About Care for Veterans
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 – the charity celebrated its centenary last 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 34 and 96.

Our residents represent the tri-services: Royal Navy, Army and RAF.

Services at Care for Veterans include nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, speech and language therapy, an active social and recreation department, rehabilitation kitchen, a chaplaincy service, counselling, IT facilities, a rehabilitation garden, sensory room, 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.

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