5 Rings Group's #11for11th campaign raises £1,111 for Care for Veterans

Care for Veterans residents' stories were shared to mark the centenary of the First World War and Armistice Day.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 11:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:02 pm

The hospital home in Worthing was founded by Gladys Marchioness of Ripon in 1919 to care for soldiers returning from the war with life-changing disabilities.

Nearly 100 years on, the charity continues to provide long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end-of-life care for disabled ex-servicemen and women at its 60 bed home in Boundary Road.

The centenary of the end of the war has been marked in many different ways, including the Lancing-based 5 Rings Group’s #11for11th campaign to raise awareness of Care for Veterans.

Pete Raynsford, managing director of 5 Rings Group, with Care for Veterans resident Michael Saunders, a former Corporal in the Army

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, the campaign shared the stories of 11 veterans on social media and asked for donations via JustGiving, achieving its objective of £1,111.

Pete Raynsford, managing director, said: “I’m delighted we have raised some money for Care for Veterans and, more importantly, I think we’ve helped to raise awareness of this amazing charity.

“They need a great deal of help going forward, something I hope local people and businesses can provide.”