Wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans at Help for Heroes Recovery Centre Tedworth House welcomed a group of Chelsea Pensioners this week.
The Pensioners enjoyed a tour of Tedworth House and played some indoor games alongside our WIS. Inside Tedworth House Phoenix Centre they were invited to team up with our residents and play badminton, basketball, golf, football and giant Jenga. The day was rounded off with a rather competitive game of sitting volleyball!
Centre manager Giles Woodhouse said: “Our residents were honoured to have the Chelsea Pensioners visit their centre and they relished the opportunity to play games with them and interact, sharing their various experiences.
“We recognise the enormous debt we owe to these men and their colleagues and it is wonderful to see that they were equally humbled to meet our heroes.”
Veteran Mark Povey said it was a hugely uplifting day for him. “I was born in Chelsea so for me to spend the day with these gentlemen was an honour,” he said.
“We got to spend the day talking with them and I explained the good work Help for Heroes do and how the charity has really helped me. They were really happy to listen and it was inspirational to hear them talk about their time in the Armed Forces too and share their incredible life stories.”
Chelsea Pensioner Alan Lee, 92, said he enjoyed a wonderful day.
“I’ve been to Tedworth House before and it just gets better. We get to see how Tedworth House is really helping our heroes and we learn so much from our visit. I hope to come back again!”