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Veterans’ charity has huge success at Worthing 10k

104 runners signed up to take part in the Worthing 10k in aid of local charity, Care for Veterans. The team, dubbed the ‘Heroic One Hundred’, included staff from Care for Veterans, family members of Care for Veterans’ residents, ex-Service personnel and long-term and new supporters. The charity had wanted to recruit 100 runners for its centenary which it celebrates this year.

Two of their veterans also took part in the event and were pushed around the course in their wheelchairs by members of the team. Tony Walker was a Leading Aircraftman in the RAF, and Steve Boylan is a former Warrant Officer in the Royal Engineers.

Care for Veterans, based at Boundary Road, Worthing, provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their family members. The charity relies on income raised at events like the Worthing 10k to enable them to continue the work it does supporting disabled veterans, many of whom are facing the toughest battle of their lives.

Care for Veterans’ Fundraising Officer, Christine Gillott, who recruited runners for the Heroic One Hundred, and who also ran the race herself, said: “What a fabulous day at the Worthing 10k on Sunday; the sun shone, the atmosphere was brilliant, the running was fantastic and the support from the local community was amazing! I want to thank everyone who took part to support our veterans; we really do appreciate it and we are delighted that we managed to recruit over 100 runners to help us celebrate 100 years of caring for our nation’s veterans.”

So far, the Heroic One Hundred have pledged over £10,000 for the charity.

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