Chelsea Foundation donates £44,000 through Plan-International India to help families in India effected with Corona virus

With the of Plan International, Chelsea Foundation along with its fans raised more than £20,000 to help several families in India who have been affected by the deadly corona virus. By match funding the total amount raise, the club helped double the amount of donation. 

To raise funds, a shirt auction was launched – signed shirts from men’s 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign were available for bid for a period of seven days. Mason Mount, Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante shirts from quarter-final against Porto were available for bid along with those of Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech’s from the round of 16 clash against Athletico Madrid. 

Matchwornshirt.com helped raise £22,225 (roughly 23 lakh rupees). The club matched this exact figure and thus the total amount came up to £44,450. 

Families that have been severely affected by the second wave of the virus will receive help in the form of immediate nutritional needs, and helping children continue education. Hospitals will be provided with PPE and some other essential equipment.  

Bruce Buck, Chairman of the club said, “I’m proud to see our fans and the club unite behind such an important cause and continue support for our charity partner, Plan International. Donations will go directly to help vulnerable families and we hope will make a real difference to the lives of people in India as they continue to battle the pandemic’s second wave.”

The global reach and strength of partnership was truly highlighted by the level of support from fans all over the world. 

By, Udit Vaishnav.

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