Vitality Big Half Marathon runners

In March 2020, staff at the Royal Hospital Chelsea took on a half marathon run in order to raise funds for the new Activities centre for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.  Six runners were cheered on by friends, family and Chelsea Pensioners and together managed to raise £6,000.

Reps to Remember

Reps 2 Remember

Whilst undertaking a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Stephen Hughes carried out a fitness fundraising challenge and raised almost £5,000 for the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Stephen completed 20 days of ‘Reps to Remember’, which saw him carry out 453 40kg squats, a 4.53km 100kg sledge pull and 453 tricep dips.

Marathons

Marathon for Charity

Every one of our Marathon runners is considered a Fundraising Hero for the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We’ve had people running races across the country and we cheer on everyone we can. We would like to thank Dean Guidera, Rachel Webster, Beth Williams, Joanne Whittle, Sarah Cox, Adam Williams and Sam  Danton. If you would like to run a Marathon for the Royal Hospital, please find out how on our Fundraising Page.

Three Peaks Challenge

Three Peaks Challenge

In May, ex-Forces personnel Ben Mead and his team completed the Three Peaks Challenge, which involved climbing the three highest summits in the UK within 24 hours. This gruelling challenge saw Ben’s team raise over £1,000 for the Chelsea Pensioners.  

To complete your own challenge or to fundraise for the Royal Hospital Chelsea please contact appeal@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk.

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HRH, The Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh Painting
Chelsea Pensioners share recollections of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The Royal Hospital Chelsea community continues to send our thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time. Many of our Chelsea Pensioners were fortunate enough to meet HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Hospital’s Founder’s Day celebrations or through his other official duties.

Infirmary Bombing
Remembering the Soane Infirmary bombing

Today marks 80 years following the bombing of the Royal Hospital’s Infirmary during the Second World War. The magnificent Infirmary, which once stood on the current site of the National Army Museum, was hit by a parachute bomb on 16 April 1941 – destroying most of the building and tragically ending the lives of 13 people.

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