Simply Red: first act for Live At Chelsea 2016 announced

The Chelsea Pensioners celebrate the annual ‘Ceremony of the Christmas Cake’.

Chelsea Pensioners enter the festive mood as they celebrate the annual “Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses”

Chelsea Pensioners participate in the annual ‘Stirring of the Christmas Pudding’ ceremony

New website features cultural and events guide for Chelsea and surrounding area

The Chelsea Pensioners have been travelling across the country and beyond to attend Remembrance events.

Sales of company’s Victoria Cross poppy seeds raise almost £40,000 in support of the Chelsea Pensioners. 

Final step complete in restoration and upgrade works of historic West Wing of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

From Sunday October 4, Chelsea's Scarlet Army, a brand new documentary capturing a unique behind the scenes look at the Royal Hospital Chelsea will air on Forces TV.

 

The Royal Hospital Chelsea received a generous donation today from Mandalay Lodge in Kent.

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

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