In 2019, Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, celebrates its centenary. To mark the occasion, the charity has launched a very special short film.
‘Celebrating 100 Years of Care’ is a celebratory film, which showcases resident veterans, family members, charity staff and volunteers as they sing and dance along to the well-known song, ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang.
The video features Care for Veterans’ oldest resident, Irene Barclay, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year, plus veterans who are taking their first steps to recovery. Some of those featured are holding signs showing the various personal achievements they are celebrating.
Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Care for Veterans, Elizabeth Baxter, explains, “We wanted to kick-off our centenary year in a fun way, and this short film does that perfectly. It shows our wonderful veterans, our hardworking staff, and our dedicated volunteers, as well as showcasing all of the care and rehabilitation we provide but is entertaining and lively. We feel it really captures the spirit of life at Care for Veterans, and whilst some of those in our care are living with degenerative and debilitating conditions, we give them the very best quality of life, in spite of their disability.”
Care for Veterans was established in 1919 to care for those returning from World War I, and since then, has provided the highest possible standard of care and rehabilitation to disabled ex-Servicemen and women. The charity provides first-class nursing care as well as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy to help rehabilitate those it cares for, so that they can live more independent lives.