Our Governor's Circle members play a key role in supporting our unique veteran community and safeguarding the exceptional care and comradeship the Royal Hospital offers for future generations of Chelsea Pensioners.

As a member, you will enjoy closer involvement with the Royal Hospital and the wider military community, as well as exclusive access to our leadership and events programme.

The difference you'll make

A Governor's Circle member told us what belonging means to him:

"It's a privilege for my wife and I to have been members of the Governor's Circle for quite a few years. We believe that it's important for as many people as possible to support the Royal Hospital and its impressive commitment to look after the army veterans, as they become older and need support and comradeship. We're very conscious that these veterans have been prepared to sacrifice their lives for us. Many of them have seen active service, going back to World War II. It's the least we can do to support them and future generations of veterans as they become older"

Governor’s Circle members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Special access to The Sloane Club, a private members’ club close to the Royal Hospital site. Details of entry provided upon joining.
  • Invitations to exclusive events at the Royal Hospital.
  • An annual subscription to Home Front, our newsletter for supporters.
  • An invitation and the opportunity to bring a guest to the annual Governor’s Review, to see the Chelsea Pensioners on parade in their iconic scarlet tunics.

As a member you will also be welcomed to three very special occasions in the Royal Hospital's calendar:

  • Our prestigious Founder's Day parade held each summer to commemorate King Charles II who established the Royal Hospital in 1692. The event is attended by a member of the Royal Family who inspects the Chelsea Pensioners and delivers a speech.
  • The world-famous Chelsea Flower Show. This sought-after invitation entitles the member to a reception and private view of this celebration of horticulture and highlight of the London social calendar. Single members are currently entitled to request two passes (ie named member plus guest) and Partner members are entitled to request three passes (ie both members plus guest).
  • Our exclusive annual Gala Dinner. A member and guest will dine in the Royal Hospital’s historic Great Hall alongside dignitaries and Chelsea Pensioners. Partner members are invited to bring two guests.

Join our Governor’s Circle online today to make a lasting difference.

For more information about becoming a member of the Governor’s Circle, call Tricia on 020 7881 5284 or email [email protected].

To join today and pay by annual Direct Debit, please click below. Alternatively, you can download our membership form below. If you would like to pay by CAF Voucher, please contact Tricia using the details above.

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Annual membership prices

Governor's Circle single (1 adult) £1,200
Governor's Circle partner (2 adults) £1,750

Making the most of your support

Membership level Value of benefits ('VATable') Value of donation
Governor's Circle single (1 adult) £750 £450
Governor's Circle partner (2 adults) £1,000 £750

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you donate, we can claim 25p in addition from HM Revenue and Customs at no extra cost to you. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim higher rate tax relief through your self-assessment return. Please sign the Gift Aid section of the application form and help us to make the most of your donation.

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