Thanks to a grant from The Aged Veterans Fund, funded by The Chancellor using LIBOR Funds, local charity Care for Veterans will be able to open its doors to local aged veterans, to provide free of charge social and recreational facilities from its facility at Boundary Road, Worthing.
The Social and Recreation department at Care for Veterans provides a light, bright and fun area for people to come and enjoy arts and crafts (painting, weaving, mosaics, clay modelling etc) and games such as cards, bingo, quizzes, jigsaws and dominoes. There will also be time for drinking tea, having a chat and just enjoying the company of other veterans from the local community.
Care for Veterans’ Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Elizabeth Baxter, said: “We are absolutely delighted that local aged veterans will be able to come and experience our excellent social and recreation facilities. The grant we have received will fund this opportunity for 20 weeks, so non-residents can experience our top-quality recreational facilities and be able to meet and have fun with other veterans in the community, in a home from home environment.”
The sessions will be from 9am until 12 noon on Saturday mornings from 1st September 2018, will be free of charge and available to anyone aged 65 years or over who has served in the Armed Forces.
Due to limited space, attendees must book in advance and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. These sessions are for anyone who is feeling lonely or just wants to get out of the house to a new environment and meet like-minded people, have a chat, have some fun or be creative. It will be up to each attendee as to what they take part in and there will be a choice each week.
If you are interested in finding out more or to book a place, call Care for Veterans on 01903 218444.