Charity News

November 25th, 2021

POSTPONED: Worthing Christmas Market

NEW DATE: Saturday 11 December 2021

Worthing's annual Christmas Market has been postponed from this Saturday (27 November) until Saturday 11 December, from 12pm until 6pm.

James Bacharew, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at Care for Veterans, said: "Sadly, we have had to postpone the Worthing Christmas Market from this Saturday (27 November) until Saturday 11 December. This is due to suspected cases of a non-Covid related winter bug at our facility. Although the Christmas Market is held outside, this is a precautionary measure as the safety of our resident veterans is our main priority.

"We really hope that anyone hoping to attend this weekend can come along and see us on 11 December. We apologise for any inconvenience to those who were planning to attend. In a difficult year, with so many cancellations, we really appreciate the ongoing support from our local community."

Rescheduled for Saturday 11 December, the Worthing Christmas Market will be outside the Care for Veterans' facility on Boundary Road, in Worthing's West End, from 12pm until 6pm. Over 25 independent traders will be selling gifts, decorations, festive treats, and real Christmas trees, along with Santa's grotto, mulled wine and beer, and many opportunities to win prizes in games, raffles and tombolas. There will be live entertainment throughout the afternoon.

All money raised will help towards the over £1.5 million needed each year for the charity to maintain its nursing and rehabilitation services for ex-Service personnel and their families.

Current residents in Care for Veterans' 60-bed facility are aged between 35 and 98 years old. The majority have Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson's. As an independent provider, the charity can fill the gaps often found between healthcare and social services.

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November 16th, 2021

Annual Christmas Market returns to Worthing

Worthing's annual Christmas Market, held by Care for Veterans, will take place on Saturday 27 November, from 12pm until 6pm.

This year's event promises lots of festive fun with a Christmas market selling gifts, decorations, festive treats, and real Christmas trees, along with Santa's grotto, mulled wine and beer, and many opportunities to win prizes in games, raffles and tombolas.

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November 9th, 2021

The annual Colonnade House Winter Pop Up is back!

14 - 24th December 2021 // 10.00 - 17.00
Late opening: Thursday 16th 18.00 - 20.00

This time it’s bringing colour, community and creativity together like never before. Featuring Colonnade House studio members, invited guests and a selection of local charity & community organisations, visitors will be able to pick up beautiful, locally produced prints, ceramics, paintings, cards, handmade wooden items and more whilst also finding out about local charities.

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November 9th, 2021

Meet Worthing Samaritans at the train station!

Worthing Samaritans will be at Worthing Railway Station on Monday 29th November. They plan to use the event to raise awareness of Worthing Samaritans and the service they provide, as a round the clock “listening ear” for anyone who needs to talk.
A small team of Worthing Samaritans volunteers will be there to chat to members of the public about the work of Samaritans, and to take time to listen. Worthing Samaritans said: “We know that these events are really appreciated by rail staff and members of the public. They can generate fantastic conversations and we’re happy to offer emotional support if requested. These events also help rail staff to feel supported, and let them know that they can contact Samaritans themselves, as well as signposting rail users who may be struggling.”

The team will be there from 7 am – 9.30 am on Monday 29th November.

Anyone needing Samaritans can call us, free, 24/7, 365 days a year, on 116 123, or email You can also write to FREEPOST SAMARITANS LETTERS.

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