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Helping the Chelsea Pensioners cope with daily life and stay safe during the Coronavirus crisis

Like the rest of the nation, the Royal Hospital is currently unsure what the future will bring. You can rest assured we will do whatever is needed to keep the Chelsea Pensioners safe and well during this unprecedented health crisis – no matter the cost. However, many events that we have relied upon to help meet our annual running costs have been cancelled, leading to a substantial loss of income.

The coming days, weeks and months will be crucial for safeguarding Pensioners’ health and wellbeing. With your support we can ensure we have the staff, equipment and extra services we need to support Pensioners who are isolated or shielded or spending most of their time in their berths. Together, we can keep the Pensioners safe, healthy and better able to cope with life in isolation by providing:

  • additional social and leisure activities, to help Pensioners stay active and connected.
  • tablets and phones, so Pensioners can stay in touch with family and friends while isolated.
  • mental health and bereavement support for the staff and Pensioners.

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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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