War and conflict take their toll on a soldier’s body and mind – mental and physical scars often only surface in later years. Help us provide the best possible care for those who loyally served our nation and were prepared to risk their lives to give us the freedom we enjoy today.

Help us buy equipment for our new Activity Centre, so more Chelsea Pensioners can continue to pursue their interests and get involved in new activities.

Music, pottery, gardening, art, picture framing and poetry are just some of the many activities the Chelsea Pensioners are encouraged to pursue every day to enhancing their mental and physical wellbeing and combat isolation.

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Pat Mcgurk
The Chelsea Pensioner who drove everyone from the SAS to popstars and a princess

Pat McGurk joined the Army at 17 and never looked back. As a driver in the Royal Corps of Transport, he worked with close protection and the SAS, before driving dignitaries, VIPs and royalty. 

Dewi Treharne
Meet Chelsea Pensioner Dewi Treharne

Chelsea Pensioner Dewi Treharne served for 27 years in the British Army. During that time, he was posted all over the world and grew particularly attached to Germany, where he spent 15 years of his military career. 

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