Recognising our supporters We are able to recognise the generosity of our philanthropic donors through naming opportunities, on commemorative boards at the Royal Hospital, and in our publications. Benefactors The honorary title of Benefactor is given in acknowledgement of a major contribution of £25,000 and over to the Royal Hospital (cumulatively or through a single gift), helping us become a centre of excellence in veteran care. It is our way of recognising an outstanding gift, or long-term commitment, to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. All Benefactor names will be added to a custom-made book - The Benefactors of The Royal Hospital Chelsea – a faithful recreation of the original, which is held in our archives and bears handwritten inscriptions from historical Benefactors. The book will be kept on public display on site in honour of the exceptional contribution of these key supporters. Add your name to our Book of Benefactors Our original book of benefactors records an eclectic range of gifts, from “bottles of brandy, wine & vodka” donated by MP Ian Sproat and cigarettes from Miss Reeves of Streatham, to books donated by publishers, shrubs gifted by the Royal Horticultural Society and a “historical document signed by William IV” from one Mr Van der Gucht of Tunbridge Wells. Other gifts include a collection of Army cap badges and vinyl records for the Pensioners’ club. Donors range from the Chair of the National Art Fund, local residents and the London Fire Brigade, to regiments and rotary clubs. In addition, all Benefactors will receive regular updates on projects they have supported, a copy of the Royal Hospital’s exclusive magazine, invitations to bespoke events linked to the work they have supported, as well as inclusion in the annual calendar of Patron events. Major Benefactors In addition to the benefits above, gifts of £100,000 or over to key projects will be acknowledged on bespoke commemorative boards displayed in key buildings or areas of the site, in discussion with donors. Higher levels of giving will not only be accorded all the benefits of Benefactors, but will also be granted special privileges. These will be discussed on a case-by-case basis with the Governor of the Royal Hospital.