Eastbourne charity Friends of Chaseley is to stay open after a heated special general meeting between committee members.
On August 5 it was decided by vote that members would continue to support the work of Chaseley Home and Chaseley Bungalows
Friends of Chaseley provides support for residents of the home and chairman Mitch Kerry said he was delighted with the outcome despite facing stiff opposition.
“Some committee members were beginning to feel that Friends of Chaseley was not necessary but I disagree completely,” he said.
“It’s not about the charity, it’s about the residents.”
Residents of the care home rely heavily on the support of the charity.
They provide residential respite and day care for people with severe physical disabilities at their two facilities, the Chaseley Home and Chaseley Bungalows.
Both facilities have a history of homing people formerly of the armed forces but have recently taking on a more eclectic clientèle.
Mr Kerry believes this was one of the reasons that some committee members wanted the charity to cease.
“I think we play a very important role, otherwise they are just residents,” he added.
“It’s all about the attention they get from us. If they need something we can help.
“It’s not just about the armed forces anymore, the majority of residents are people from the local population.”
The charity relies heavily on donations to stay afloat.
You can donate securely on line via the website: http://www.chaseley.org.uk/.
Alternativley you can donate via text, sending CHAS09 plus your donation amount to 70070.