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Summer Fayre raises over £7,300 for disabled veterans

On Saturday 6 July, Care for Veterans opened its doors for its annual Summer Fayre. This year was extra special as the charity celebrates its centenary.

Hundreds of visitors came to support the day and a fantastic £7,309 was raised for the charity! Guests enjoyed live performances by the RBL Lancing Brass Band, the marching band of TS Implacable, the Care for Veterans Choir, and also had their photographs taken with Storm Troopers from the Iconic Legion and viewed the amazing WWII Motorbikesand a display of classic vintage cars, as well as browsing the many stalls.

Guests were welcomed to the event by Town Crier Cllr Bob Smytherman and the Mayor of Worthing spoke in support of the charity. The event was officially opened by Care for Veterans’ Patron and BBC Royal Correspondant, Nicholas Witchell followed by a performance by the Band of TS Implacable, who marched down Boundary Road and entered Care for Veterans via the main gate as all the visitors gathered to watch.

Senior Fundraiser at Care Veterans, Christine Gillott, said: “The Summer Fayre is a chance for us to invite the community in to see our facility and mingle with our veterans, as well as raising vital funds so that we can continue our first-class care and rehabilitation of veterans, many of whom are facing the toughest battle of their lives.

“I’d like to thank everyone who came along to the fayre, and special thanks to all the stallholders, sponsors, entertainers, volunteers, Care for Veterans’ residents and staff for helping make the day a huge success. The £7,309 will be very well spent on the veterans in our care.”

The Summer Fayre is held to raise money for the Worthing-based charity, which, since 1919, has provided residential nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their families.

Cllr Bob Smytherman with Storm Trooper

Care for Veterans’ mascot with Lancing Sea Cadets

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Care for Veterans' residents prepare to draw the raffle

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