OPEN TRAINING TO HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN

Stamford Bridge will host an open training session on Monday in aid of our national charity partner Help a Capital Child to raise money for under-privileged children in the capital.

Fans will be able to watch the first team put through their paces by Andre Villas-Boas inside our west London home. Unfortunately tickets for the event have all been snapped up, but if you didn't manage to get one, don't despair.

There will still be plenty of action for Chelsea fans, including free football coaching with FA-qualified Chelsea Foundation coaches outside the ground from 9am.

Stamford the Lion will be keeping die-hard Blues entertained and the younger fans can visit Santa at his grotto in the Chelsea Museum. And there will be some fantastic Chelsea prizes up for grabs in a Blues raffle.

Tickets for the event were available free of charge and fans were given the option to donate to the charity. There will be bucket collectors at the Bridge and fans can also donate £5 directly to the charity by simply sending a text message. All you have to do to donate via your phone is text Chelsea to 70100.

Help a Capital Child was set up in 1975 to help disadvantaged young people in our local areas. The charity supports children and young people affected by abuse, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness.

'We are delighted and extremely grateful that Chelsea's Fan Open Day is raising money for Help a Capital Child,' said Dalton Leong, managing director of Help a Capital Child.

'Many disadvantaged children and young people in our city are facing a Christmas without presents, without love and without a roof over their heads. Donations made by fans on 19th December will help us to improve the lives of these forgotten children, not just on Christmas Day, but every day.'

Help a Capital Child funds outings and activities for some of London's most deprived young people, giving them the chance to have a childhood and enjoy Christmas.

The charity also funds homeless shelters, women's refuges and refugee projects, helping to ensure that young people and families who are forced flee their homes due to violence, abuse or war have somewhere safe to sleep and the support they need to face the new year with hope.

Help a Capital Child supports children's hospices and hospitals across the capital, funding vital equipment, toys and respite care, and helping families of seriously and terminally ill children enjoy the precious moments they have together.

Click here to make a donation to Help a Capital Child.