This week the Tedworth House Recovery Centre, run by Help for Heroes, were honoured to have a visit from the Chelsea Pensioners. The In-Pensioners met up with wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans, to have a tour, play some indoor games and enjoy a lovely supper.
Inside Tedworth House Phoenix Centre, they were invited to play indoor bowls, curling and giant jenga against the residents. Captain of Invalids Number One Company, Rupert Lucas, said: “It was a wonderful visit that our Chelsea Pensioners thoroughly enjoyed; everyone really relished the opportunity to play some games with the residents. I have talked to some of our In-Pensioners since and they all feel that they were able to get a lot out of the visit and were so grateful for the opportunity to get to know some of the residents. We at the Royal Hospital really value the close links that we have forged with Tedworth House and sincerely hope that they will continue.”
Tedworth residents also gained as much, from talking and learning from the Chelsea Pensioners and their incredible life stories. In-Pensioner Alan Lee, who turns 90 next month, said: “What a fantastic, uplifting visit; one of my best for a long time”.