BRIDGE HOSTS RIGHT TO PLAY WORLD CUP

Stamford Bridge hosted our global charity partner recently for a football tournament which helped Right To Play raise over £120,000.

The Right To Play World Cup Challenge saw 20 teams branded with the names of countries from across the world. But rather than the normal World-Cup teams, sides adopted names including Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Lebanon.

It was the sixth year Right To Play have staged the event, which helps build awareness for the countries involved and the difficulties they face, as well as raising funds to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Right To Play uses sport and play for development, health and peace.

'The Right To Play World Cup Challenge at Stamford Bridge was a huge success and raised well over £100,000 for the second year running,' said Nick Smith, national director for Right To Play UK.

'We are incredibly grateful to Chelsea for providing the use of their world-famous ground to hold our ever popular annual football tournament that saw 20 teams battle it out to become Right To Play champions.'

Right To Play also featured on the Champions League Final shirts on Saturday nights as the Blues beat Bayern Munich to become European Champions.