“Coming to the Royal Hospital cured me of my depression and loneliness and brought me back to life” – Pete, Chelsea Pensioner

Help us support The Chelsea Pensioners this Christmas 

Social isolation is all too common among former members of the Armed Forces. Once a former soldier comes to the Royal Hospital, that all changes. Life as a Chelsea Pensioner means companionship, community and a host of opportunities. 
Transforming life for lonely veterans comes at a cost.

Giving a home to a new Chelsea Pensioner involves costs from fitting their iconic Scarlet coat to preparing a comfortable berth for them. 

We must then cover the cost of the support, equipment and transport for Pensioners to engage with a range of activities, outings and social occasions. 

The Chelsea Pensioners take their role representing the wider veteran community seriously and are keen to share some of the benefits of Royal Hospital life. They are very involved with our efforts to reach out to former service personnel who may be living isolated lives. 

Your kind gift today will help us meet costs like these and make a life-changing difference to veterans, in return for their loyal service.

Support us in the way you choose

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 on [email protected] or call 020 7881 5516.

Donate online

Other ways to give

By phone: 020 7881 5516

By post: Cheques payable to ‘Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd’ can be sent to Fundraising Department, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4SR

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If you are organising a funeral collection or donations in memory of a loved one, please email [email protected].

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