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Royal Hospital Chelsea 2017 Calendar and Scarlet Tunic

November 22nd, 2016 | News, The flower garden, The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

Chelsea 2017 CalendarMr Fothergill’s is continuing its fundraising links with the Royal Hospital Chelsea (RHC) through a special offer on a new 2017 calendar featuring the Hospital’s famous Pensioners, and seed of a new sweet pea named Scarlet Tunic in their honour.

RHC 2017 Calendar
Entitled ”Laughing at Ourselves Yet Again”, the calendar is the work of writer, designer and illustrator Robin Ollington, who has a long association with the RHC. The inspiration for these very popular calendars originated in 2012, when he was involved in the collection of Pensioners’ memoirs.

While interviewing, Robin’s creative eye spotted various events and occasions that lent themselves to cartoon treatment and so the annual appearance of “Laughing at Ourselves” was born. Since then it has developed a loyal following. For example, the adventures of Ted, the fictitious ex-POW, who cannot get over his escape complex, are greatly anticipated, and some situations for cartoons are often suggested by the Pensioners themselves.

Sweet Pea Scarlet Tunic
Sweet Pea Scarlet Tunic was named in honour of the famous Chelsea Pensioners red coats and is a delightful blend of red shaded blooms. It can be sown where it is to flower, it’s an outstanding mix of large flowers. Ideal for garden displays and as a cut flower.

We hope Britain’s gardeners will help it to raise more funds for the RHC. Our customers have already helped the company raise more than £50,000 for the RHC through sales in 2015 and 2016 of its poppy Victoria Cross. Sweet pea Scarlet Tunic continues that backing for the veterans of the British Army. We were recently honoured by being granted Corporate Patron status by the Hospital.

Order your charity calendar and help raise money for the Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd. The calendar and a packet of Scarlet Tunic seed costs just £12, with £6 being donated to the Hospital.