Getting involved in a challenge event to raise money for the Royal Hospital will help us to give the Chelsea Pensioners the care they deserve and to preserve our unique historic community. 

Challenge yourself

Fancy doing a skydive or wing walk? Want to climb a mountain or walk the coastline? Now’s the time to take on that challenge. Sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues will spur you on.

Personal challenges supported by a strong social media presence are another fantastic way to raise money online. Set yourself a challenge – whether it’s non-stop juggling, press-ups or enduring a bucket of icy water and tell everyone about it. Not only will your friends and family encourage you to complete your challenge, they will support
your cause.

Taking part in a challenge is a great buzz and you could help protect the Royal Hospital for future generations of Pensioners too. It was here in 1692 and you can help make sure it’s here in 2092.

– Tony Hunt, Chelsea Pensioner and former marathon runner

Be inspired by Tony's challenge

Tony Sanderson has set himself the challenge of his first 100-mile continuous race in July 2022 to raise money for the Chelsea Pensioners. Tony – who is ex-military himself – told us what motivated him:

"We should not forget the older generation who served our great Nation. Even in their latter years, the Chelsea Pensioners continue to serve us. My run is a small gesture to raise funds for a truly worthy cause. The Royal Hospital Chelsea offers excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care to the Chelsea Pensioners, in return for their loyal service to the Nation." 

If you're inspired by Tony's story, visit his JustGiving page to give him your support, or take on your own challenge – see below. We'll keep you posted on how Tony does. 

Tony Sanderson completing a 100km challenge in 2021.

Tony Sanderson completing a 100km challenge in 2021.

We're here to help

If you’d like to take part in a challenge event, or have any questions, please contact Ellie Fogden on 020 7881 5516 or email [email protected].

Find out more in our Guide to Fundraising