Worthing hospital home set for remembrance capital trip

Ex-servicemen and their carers from the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
Ex-servicemen and their carers from the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

A WORTHING hospital home is set to attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday (November 13).

Residents and carers at the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), based in Boundary Road, will be attending the outdoor service followed by a march-past at the Cenotaph.

The visitors will then go on to witness the “eyes right” to a member of the Royal family, who will be taking salute opposite the Guard Memorial at the back of the Horse Guards parade. The date has particular resonance for the hospital home as it was established after the end of the First World War, in 1919.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home is one of only three of its kind in the UK, with residents aging from 25 to 102. It is currently operating at full capacity, with a waiting list.

A spokesperson from the charity said: “Remembrance is a very significant time for us at QAHH. For many of our residents, the trip to the Cenotaph is an opportunity to pay their respects to friends, family and comrades.

“We need to raise over £1 million each year to continue providing those who have served their country with the quality of care, comfort and independence they deserve, and we rely on donations from the general public to help us achieve this.”

To donate, text QAHH11 £1 (or any amount up to £10) to 70070. Visit www.qahh.org.uk/donate or call 01903 218444.