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Vital Centenary Gift for Veterans

A veterans’ charity has everything to smile about after receiving a donation of £20,000. Care for Veterans, based in Boundary Road Worthing, cares for physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women and celebrates their 100th year of caring for our nation’s disabled veterans this year. An amazing birthday gift of £20,000 was donated to them by Westfield Health who too are celebrating their centenary year.

The £20,000 will go to purchase specialised mattresses which the charity needs for those veterans who are receiving end of life care, whilst the majority of the donation will go to fund the charity’s social and recreation programme.

Elizabeth Baxter, Head of Fundraising & Marketing at Care for Veterans, said: “We are so grateful to Westfield Health for this amazingly generous donation during our centenary year. Our social and recreation programme is vital to the mental well-being of our veterans who go to our recreation room and take part in arts and crafts projects and various group activities every day. They love to participate, and the money donated by Westfield Health will also fund some trips out into the local community which is something that the veterans always look forward to and forms part of their occupational therapy.”

Graham Moore, Chairman of Westfield Health, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to support such a worthy cause. At Westfield Health, we want to make a healthy difference to our communities, and providing charitable donations is just one way we do this. We hope that our small effort provides an important contribution towards achieving Care for Veterans’ goals.”

Westfield Health has donated over £15 million to the NHS and health and well-being charities since 1996. By supporting Care for Veterans, Westfield Health hopes to improve the quality of life of more people.

Both Care for Veterans and Westfield Health were formed in July 1919, with the company being just six days older that the charity. Care for Veterans was established to care for those returning from World War 1 with life-changing injuries and disabilities and nowadays operates a 60-bed care and rehabilitation facility.

Elizabeth Baxter continues: “It is only with the kind support of companies like Westfield Health that we can continue to provide vital and life-changing care and rehabilitation to our disabled veterans, some of whom are facing the toughest battle of their lives. The £20,000 is a much-appreciated birthday gift to our charity and will be very well spent on the wonderful veterans in our care. We wish all at Westfield Health all the very best for their centenary year and for the wonderful work they do in communities all over the UK.”

For more information about the Westfield Health and their Charitable Trust, please visit www.westfieldhealth.com/about-us

For more information about Care for Veterans please visit www.careforveterans.org.uk

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