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Virtual Summer Fayre Hopes to Raise Funds for Veterans

On Saturday 11 July, line the streets with stalls and sell items to raise vital funds for Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans as part of its Virtual Summer Fayre.

The charity’s longest standing event, the Summer Fayre, unfortunately has been cancelled this year due to the current situation regarding coronavirus. This is one of the only times the Summer Fayre has not taken place since WWII.

The annual event is usually held to raise money for the charity, which provides care and rehabilitation for disabled ex-Service personnel and their families.

Event organiser, Phoebe Tether, explains:

“The Summer Fayre usually provides us with a chance to invite the community in and show off Care for Veterans. This year, we have to rely upon our wonderful community to support our event virtually. This means that anyone from anywhere in the country can take part! Whether you’re a keen baker and would like to sell your baked goods, or if you have bric-a-brac you’ve been meaning to take to the charity shop for ages; why not hold a stall outside your property and raise some money for a good cause? Share your time/date on social media, tag us in and we can share it to help promote your sale.

“With all of our events postponed or cancelled this year, we have lost a major source of income. We are urgently appealing for people to support us, in any way they can. If you would like to get involved in the Virtual Summer Fayre, or if you have your own ideas, we’d love to hear from you. Without your support, the charity will not survive.” 

To register for the Virtual Summer Fayre, or to find out more, contact Care for Veterans on 01903 218444 or visit www.careforveterans.org.uk

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