Rotary watches partner with Gary Cahill to present 10 watches in support of our charity

15th November 2018

Chelsea Pensioners & Gary Cahill in the Wren Chapel

Chelsea Pensioners were delighted to accept 10 Rotary watches on behalf of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and to meet Gary Cahill.

Long-standing Chelsea Football Club fans gathered in the Royal Hospital’s library to meet the star captain. The Pensioners were visibly excited to speak to Gary and ensured that plenty of photographs and autographs were taken!

Gary was then led by Chelsea Pensioners, Steve Lovelock, Jo Shortall and Tony Hunter on a tour of the Royal Hospital’s historic site which was followed by a formal presentation of 10 Rotary watches in the iconic Figure Court.

“I’ve watched Gary play over the years” said Chelsea Pensioner Steve, “and so I feel very privileged to have met him. I think it’s marvellous that he has taken the time to visit us and to present us with these classic timepieces thanks to the generosity of Rotary watches.”

Gary presenting Rotary watch to Chelsea Pensioner

As a British designed brand with over 120 years heritage, Rotary is supporting the Royal Hospital Chelsea by donating 10 watches from their latest collection (Ultra Slim, Cambridge & Windsor). These will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Royal Hospital.

A Rotary watch spokesperson said: “We had an incredible time with Gary Cahill meeting and learning about the Chelsea Pensioners: all of whom were in great spirits, warm and engaging. We hope the 10 Rotary watches that we have donated will help raise funds for this incredible cause!”

Gary Cahill added: “It was an honour to meet the Chelsea Pensioners and to be shown their beautiful home. There was great banter all round and I enjoyed talking to the veterans about their Army experiences and of course, their love of football! I have deep respect for those who sacrifice so much for our country and I’m glad that I, along with Rotary watches, can support these well-deserving veterans.”

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