On Saturday 11th July, supporters of Worthing-based charity, Care for Veterans, held stalls outside their homes, selling items to raise vital funds as part of the charity’s Virtual Summer Fayre.
The charity’s longest-standing event, the Summer Fayre, unfortunately had to be cancelled this year due to the current situation regarding coronavirus. This is one of the only times the Summer Fayre has not taken place since WWII.
From Warrington to Worthing, stall holders lined the streets with bakes, plants and pre-loved items, and together raised an incredible £1,805.
Event organiser, Phoebe Tether, said: “The Summer Fayre usually provides us with a chance to invite the community in and show off Care for Veterans. This year, we had to rely upon our wonderful community to support our event virtually. We are so grateful for the effort that our supporters put in to promote and run their stalls and helped to raise this fantastic amount for our veterans.
With all of our events postponed or cancelled this year, we have lost a major source of income, so we are extremely grateful to those who are supporting us in any way they can.”
Care for Veterans is a registered charity, providing care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-Service personnel and their families. Theresidents’ needs are complex and many have multiple disabilities. Many have an Acquired Brain Injury and some have neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis. Others are paralysed or do not have use of their limbs and some are terminally ill. The charity support on average 140 residents a year:www.careforveterans.org.uk
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