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Charity The Royal Chelsea Hospital

Until the 17th Century, the British state made no specific provision for old and injured soldiers. Care for the poor and sick was provided by the religious foundations. Most of this provision ended following the dissolution of the monasteries during the reign of King Henry VIII.  In 1681, responding to the need to look after these soldiers, King Charles II issued a Royal Warrant authorising the building of the Royal Hospital Chelsea to care for those ‘broken by age or war’.

Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

Amazing War Stories is a passionate supporter of the hospital and its veterans, and indeed our very first blog post featured one of its residents John Humphreys  – head over to our news section to read about his story.

They are currently running an appeal to raise funds to update their infirmary and we would ask that you consider donating.  We believe the Hospital really is one of Britain’s most important institutions and is fully deserving of all our support.  Please click the button below to find out more.


The Infirmary Appeal

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