Half Marathon Runners Raise Over £1,000 for Disabled Veterans

February 15, 2017qahhNews
Pat Henry and the QAHH team cheer on the runners

Pat Henry and the QAHH team cheer on the runners

Three runners took on the Worthing Half Marathon on Sunday 12 February, in order to raise money for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home (QAHH), which cares for disabled ex-Servicemen and women.

Andy Henry, Liam Tulett and Steve Tait-Bower all successfully completed last Sunday’s half marathon and, so far, they have collectively raised £1,230 for the Worthing-based charity.

Since 1919, QAHH has provided care and rehabilitation services, such as nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy to disabled veterans and their families.

Andy’s Mum, Patricia Henry, moved to live at QAHH in July last year.

Andy explains, “I am running two half marathons this year to raise some awareness and funds for The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home. The charity provides valuable care for ex-Service personnel and their relatives. I am fortunate enough for them to be looking after my Mum while she suffers from a degenerative condition called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), which is severely affecting her day to day living. The amazing care and support that QAHH staff provide for my Mum and the other residents is second to none, and I hope that I can raise some funds for them to be able to carry on with this service and improve the lives of those living there.

Part of the 13.1-mile route saw the runners pass QAHH on Boundary Road. The QAHH Fundraising Team, along with Patricia, waited outside the Hospital Home to cheer the guys on.

Patricia said, “I felt so proud of him! I’d not seen him run before; it was a wonderful feeling. I don’t think he expected to see me, but when he did, he came over and gave a kiss.”

QAHH Fundraising Officer, Samantha Stokes, said, “On behalf of everyone at QAHH, I would like to thank Andy, Liam and Steve for running the half marathon for us, and for raising such a fantastic amount of money for our residents. We are so grateful.”

Liam and Steve after completing the Worthing Half Marathon 2017

Liam and Steve after completing the Worthing Half Marathon 2017

Andy approaches the finish line

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Associated with

Donate with JustGiving

Give As You Live

QAHH on Twitter
QAHH on YouTube
Resident Comments
  • They have made my life amazing again
  • The facilities are incredible and they keep investing
  • The standard of care at QAHH really is excellent
  • Thank you all for making my respite stays such a pleasure to look forward to
  • This was the only place that provided the therapies I needed
  • Social and recreation helps to develop friendships, my confidence and I get to learn new skill
  • I am able to walk with a frame which I couldn’t do when I first arrived
  • I was determined to learn to walk again, and I have
Keep in Touch
Upcoming Events