The Gift of a Legacy

For over three centuries, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has been committed to providing a place of refuge in old age for those men and women who were prepared to fight for their country. We are also responsible for carefully preserving and maintaining the beautiful Grade I listed buildings that were built in their honour.

For this important work to continue, we urgently need your help. If, like us, you believe that the very least we can do as a nation is to provide these exceptional men and women with comfort and companionship in their retirement, then please consider leaving us a gift in your will. Your bequest can make a very real difference, whether we use it to serve a particular need or to meet future requirements.  

Legacy gifts form a crucial revenue income stream for the Royal Hospital Chelsea, upon which, as an independent charity, we increasingly rely. Your gift will not only help to improve facilities and living conditions for our current Chelsea Pensioners, it will also contribute to a future for those young soldiers who are serving their country today in far-flung corners of the world and who, one day, may also need our help.

If you are in the process of making or altering a will, and would like to know more about how your gift could help support the work of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your enquiry will be treated sensitively and in the strictest confidence. If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a legacy to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, please contact Kate Ainley-Marr, Head of Fundraising, on:

T: 020 7881 5241
E: kate.ainley-marr@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk

If you would like to find out more about leaving a legacy, please visit our FAQs page.

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Pensioner Leo Tighe sitting on a bench on the Royal Hospital's colonnade
Royal Hospital in the news

The Royal Hospital welcomed BBC's Defence Correspondent Johnathan Beale to see what life is like for the pensioners under these new restrictions and speak with the Hospital's Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw.

Wren Chapel at the Royal Hospital with table at entrance with hand sanitizer
A shared purpose at the Royal Hospital

Healthcare systems in countries around the world are facing a considerable challenge in their Coronavirus preparation and response. The increased risk to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions is putting pressure on organisations which have a primary focus on caring for older people.

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