According to Government figures, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. John experienced intense loneliness when his wife passed away and tells us how he learnt to overcome his feelings of social isolation.
Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea were joined by members of the Anglo-Portuguese Society for a fascinating lecture on Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who became wife of King Charles II and Queen of England.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is delighted to have agreed an ongoing partnership with leading estate agents John D Wood & Co. In a wide ranging agreement we have the opportunity to learn from the experience of John D Wood & Co in raising awareness and funds for our charity as well as to engage with their staff to promote the work of the Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners to new audiences.
The Chelsea Pensioners recently partnered with artists Scarlett Raven & Marc Marot (creators of the critically acclaimed “Danger Tree” project) to create a new augmented reality artwork to commemorate WWI.
Former Children’s Laureate, Sir Michael Morpurgo and one of the nation’s best loved illustrators, Michael Foreman, visit the Royal Hospital Chelsea to speak to children from local schools and to the Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Chelsea Pensioners welcomed Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, alongside members of the Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Clubs to their home on Friday 7th September.
On the 1st of September the Chelsea Pensioners, in partnership with The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London, proudly led a military Parade down the King’s Road to commemorate Londoners who contributed to the war effort in World War One.