Friday, 12 April 2013

A Photographic Tribute to Baroness Thatcher

Since 2002, Baroness Thatcher has been a very strong supporter of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and its charity, the Chelsea Pensioners' Appeal. 

All at the Royal Hospital were deeply saddened to hear of her passing and touched that her family requested donations to the Chelsea Pensioners' Appeal rather than flowers. 

Lady Thatcher visiting the Chelsea Pensioners
during the build of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary

Lady Thatcher at the opening of the
Margaret Thatcher Infirmary in April 2009

Lady Thatcher at the launch of the
Salute to Cooking book on her birthday in 2009

If you would like to make a donation to the Chelsea Pensioners' Appeal in support of Baroness Thatcher you can do so here.

Over the centuries, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has faithfully delivered Charles II’s vision of retirement living to thousands of veteran soldiers. The Royal Hospital Chelsea is not owned by the state and thus cares for, maintains and modernises its unique historic environment through our own efforts and those of our supporters.

Today, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is recognised internationally as exemplary in promoting a fitting home for veterans. Chelsea Pensioners find friendship, compassion and professional support in a unique and historic setting.

To sustain this unparalleled community in the 21st century and beyond, the Royal Hospital Chelsea completed the building of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary in 2009 and has now embarked on a project to refurbish the Chelsea Pensioners’ living quarters, known as Long Wards, and other welfare facilities. 

Money from the Appeal goes towards the day-to-day running costs of the Royal Hospital and any capital projects, such as the building of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary in 2009 which cost £27.5 million.

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