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Help care for the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a unique community – like a village in the heart of Chelsea. For more than 300 years, we have provided a home for veteran soldiers,  just as King Charles II intended. 

We depend on our friends to help us protect and preserve the heritage site Sir Christopher Wren designed, to look after our beautiful grounds and to care for the health and wellbeing of the Chelsea Pensioners, in return for their loyal service to the Nation.

Give today and help us to keep on caring

Your gift today could help ensure that the Chelsea Pensioners continue to offer the very best care and quality of life in their historic home and allow us to deal with any unexpected emergency or new needs. 


We’d love to know what motivated you to donate to the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners. Email to let us know why you decided to support the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and if you would like your donation to go towards our heritage and horticulture work, the care of the Chelsea Pensioners, or wherever the Governor feels it would have the most impact.

A monthly gift can help us plan ahead with confidence, so we can meet the ongoing needs of our heritage site and the Chelsea Pensioners. Find out more here.

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Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

Remembrance 2021
The Chelsea Pensioners remember

After the restrictions last year, the Royal Hospital today commemorated Remembrance with a Drumhead Ceremony on figure court.


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