Will you help us care for the Chelsea Pensioners who loyally served our nation?

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is the historic home of the iconic Chelsea Pensioners. As an independent charity, we rely on the generosity of kind-hearted supporters to help us provide the exceptional quality of care the nation's veterans deserve.

Whether you are an individual, a community group, school or business, there are countless ways you can make a difference to the Chelsea Pensioners and their historic home. Explore these pages for inspiration or get in touch with the Fundraising Office who will be happy to help.

Email the team at appeal@chelsea-pensioners.org.uk or call 020 7881 5516.

  • Allan McLaren, Head of Fundraising 020 7881 5243 - Email
  • Alex Stewart, Fundraising Officer 020 7881 5284 - Email
  • Catherine Humphries, Fundraising Administrator 020 7881 5516 - Email

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Grinling Gibbons statue of Charles II
The story behind the statue

On 3 August 2021 it will be 300 years since Grinling Gibbons’ death. Gibbons is celebrated as arguably the greatest decorative wood carver in British history. However, at the Royal Hospital we know him as the artist responsible for the striking gilded statue of our founder that stands in Figure Court – named in its honour. 

HRH Duke of Gloucester meeting Pensioner Tony Judge
Hope and happiness as Chelsea Pensioners celebrate the return of Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the highlight of the Royal Hospital’s calendar. Ever since 1692, it has been held on or close to 29 May – the birth of King Charles II and the date of his restoration to the throne. 

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