We are delighted to award Royal Hospital Chelsea a £40,000 grant to help fund a purpose-built activity centre for Chelsea Pensioners.

Royal Hospital Chelsea currently cares for around 300 Army veterans who have served in campaigns including the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland and World War Two. The historic institution has played a leading role in the care of Army veterans for over 300 years. To keep the Chelsea Pensioners comfortable and in high spirits, the Royal Hospital Chelsea maintains a strong military ethos while providing high-quality care for its residents.

We are proud to have been supporting the Royal Hospital Chelsea for over a decade, including out latest grant for purpose-built activity centre which will house multiple activity workshops for Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy. Some of the activities will include Active Ageing which aims to extend healthy life expectancy by reducing loneliness and increasing quality of life.

Martin Rutledge, Chief Executive of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, says: “We are incredibly proud to continue our support for the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Caring for elderly veterans and increasing their quality of life is essential to giving them lifelong support, especially during challenging times such as the ongoing pandemic. We hope all the Chelsea Pensioners will enjoy the new activity centre.”

Gary Lashko, Chief Executive of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, says: “Keeping our Pensioners involved in meaningful activities has such a positive effect on their lives, and our current lack of capacity to deliver the full range and quality of activities has become exacerbated by the pandemic. The new activities centre will unequivocally improve the lives of our Pensioners as well as other veterans in the community. For this, we thank The Soldiers’ Charity  for their kind support.”

To find out more about Royal Hospital Chelsea, visit www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk

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