Worthing care charity receives donation from Sussex Freemasons

Worthing charity Care for Veterans has received a donation of more than £20,000 from the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 4:20 pm
Barry Rogers (left) and Grahame Carr (right), Trustees of the Sussex Masonic Charitable Foundation, with WWII Veteran, Len Gibbon, and Trusts and Foundations Officer, Kim Bowen-Wood

The donation, totally £26,000, will go towards the refurbishment of two lifts in the charity’s building – which provides care and rehabilitation for physically disabled ex-service personnel and their families.

All 22 residents on Alexandra Wing are wheelchair users and the only access up and down is via two wheelchair accessible lifts.

A senior nurse on the wing said: “The continuous breakdowns led to delays in getting residents to their therapy sessions and mealtimes, causing disruption to rehabilitation sessions and group activities.

“It doesn’t take much for vulnerable individuals to lose their confidence and stop using the lifts on their own. It’s important that residents feel confident with the lifts in order to maintain their levels of mobility and independence.”

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