Our Corporate Patrons

Royal Hospital Chelsea has appointed Mr Fothergill's as its first Corporate Patron in recognition of its fundraising activity for the Chelsea Pensioners. Since 2014 Mr Fothergill's has donated 25p for every packet of seed it sells of poppy Victoria Cross, and has pledged to continue to do so until at least 2018, which marks the centenary of the end of World War One. To date the Royal Hospital Chelsea has received more than £39,000 from the promotion. 

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Our Corporate Supporters

Abacus Cards give the Royal Hospital Chelsea 20p per card sold out of their dedicated range of related cards. So far they have raised over £2,500, we are very thankful of this much needed support.

Allison Risebro recently donated an astounding £1,000 to our Sensory Haven appeal.  Our sincere thanks goes to them for this amazing donation.  

Barclays have shown consistent and steadfast support of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, most notably hosting their Digital Eagles scheme at the Royal Hospital - something the Chelsea Pensioners really enjoy.

The Chelsea branch of Faron Sutaria wonderfully sponsored our own daredevil Chelsea Pensioner Charmaine Coleman for her Wing Walk at the beginning of the summer. Having the support of local businesses is of huge importance to us at the Royal Hospital.

Foodspeed has become an official Supporter only this month.  They are a family-owned, independent company that supply their clients with essential produce across London.  Holders of a Royal Warrant, we are proud to have them on board, and look forward to having them as Supporters long into the future.

John D Wood & Co held a fundraising initiative in aid of the Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal and have raised over £6000.  It is essential that we have the support of our local businesses and that they think of us when considering charity engagement.  


Laura Ashley were wonderful when we were asking companies to help brighten up the lounges of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary at the end of the summer.  They donated boxes of soft furnishings and tactile items that make it so much more comfortable for our Chelsea Pensioners who reside there.  It was such a kind and welcome gesture. 

Mace Construction have been a brilliant and consistent Supporter of the Royal Hospital since the beginning of the summer.  Most recently holding a Pub Quiz here and raising over £1,000

We were chosen by Marks & Spencer King's Road store as their Charity of the Year, they have raised a fantastic £1376 so far and the Chelsea Pensioners look forward to more fundraising opportunities into 2016. 

Moloh have supported the Royal Hospial Chelsea consistently around Chelsea Flower Show week, designing a special jacket with a percentage going to the appeal.  They have been brilliant supporters and we look forward to another year of support.




Morpheus London have recently come on board as a Supporter of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in October of this year, kindly donating £500. They have also confirmed that they will be supporting us for the forseeable future.

NatWest Branches of Sloane Square and Belgravia have been fundraising for the Royal Hospital Chelsea during Armed Forces Week and have now kindly agreed to do so through festive periods too.  Our sincere thanks to Anna Laurie, Branch Manager of Sloane Square Branch.

Sainbury's Gatliff Road regularly support the Chelsea Pensioners with collections and Fundraising initiatives.  Most recently with a generous festive donation.   

Twool have created an extra special way of supporting the Royal Hospital Chelsea - the suppliers of garden twine have their own Scarlet twine which generates donations and also a wool made Chelsheep Pensioner, the proceeds of which also come to the Royal Hospital. You can buy them by visiting their website. 

Waterstones King's Road support the Royal Hospital Chelsea every festive season by inviting the Chelsea Pensioners to fundraise and wrap presents for lucky customers in-store, raising a lovely amount each year. We are very thankful for all of their help and support.

Wilko's new store on High Street Kensington was opened by the Chelsea Pensioners in great style on 8th December 2015. We have received an amazing donation of £1,000 from them. The Chelsea Pensioners very much look forward to visiting the store again soon and look forward to the support of Wilko.

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