Arriva London’s Heritage Fleet assists The Royal Hospital Chelsea to mark their National Care Home Open Day

  
  

RML 901 arrives at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
RML 901 arrives at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

The Royal Hospital Chelsea recently celebrated National Care Home Open Day 2018 by opening the doors to its dedicated care facility and welcoming supporters and visitors to the event.

We were privileged to be invited to support the open day with one of our Heritage Fleet red Routemasters, RML 901.

Care Home Open Day is now in its 6th year and continues to promote the values of friendship, making connections and celebrating older & vulnerable people. Each year focuses on a different theme, with this year’s chosen theme being 'Linking Communities'.

Buses are one of the main ways of linking communities, and it was with this in mind that the bus was invited to be on display, together with some London cabs, members of the Royal Household Cavalry, some children from a local school and a Bounce Alzheimer’s Therapy table-tennis kit for everyone to have a play on.

86 year old John in the cab
86 year old John in the cab

We were lucky to have the opportunity to meet some of the Chelsea Pensioners, including John aged 86, and Michael aged 76, who had fond memories of their days in the Royal Engineers, and also old Routemaster bus trips. When offered the opportunity to be photographed beside the iconic red bus and then to sit in the driver’s cab, both jumped at the chance, creating a great photo opportunity with both red liveries combined.

Michael trying out the cab for size
Michael trying out the cab for size

The Royal Hospital’s Director of Health and Wellbeing, Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, said:

"We were delighted to bring together our military and care community neighbours in celebrating Care Home Open Day 2018. This was a unique opportunity to celebrate our military heritage and share the developments in care at the home of the Chelsea Pensioners."

Our Communication Support Manager, Nik Partou, explained:

"We are committed to supporting our local communities across the whole of London, and what better way to do so, than to recognise the enormous contribution the Chelsea Pensioners have made to our lives, and the fantastic job the Royal Hospital does in caring for them. It has been a privilege to be part of this event."

  
  

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Published : Fri 4th May. 2018
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