DAY TO REMEMBER FOR FOUNDATION LOTTERY WINNER

Posted on: Fri 15 Nov 2013

Lifelong Chelsea fan John Rushe enjoyed a tour of Stamford Bridge as he collected a cheque for £500 as one of the latest winners of the Chelsea Foundation Lottery.

The 55-year-old, who attended his first game at Stamford Bridge in 1968, was joined by wife Amanda having won the prize in the special autumn draw.

John plans to give some of the money to his eldest daughter, who is expecting twins, while he also revealed some of the winnings will be donated to the Harvey Warren Trust.

'It's a great prize and it has been fantastic to see where the magic happens,' said John, whose uncle introduced him to football aged just 10.

'My eldest daughter is expecting twins so I will be giving her some of the money - it will be well spent as the cost of a pram is more than my first car!

'I will also be donating some of the money to a charity my friend set up, the Harvey Warren Trust.

'I joined the Foundation Lottery back in March as I want to help underprivileged children and it is nice to get an additional bonus.'

Despite being a huge fan of Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard, John revealed the players he enjoys watching the most are Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata.

John plans to return to the Bridge for our final Champions League group game against Steaua Bucharest on 11 December and he is confident the Blues will be firing on all cylinders.

'It's been a mixed season so far, but when you look at the squad there is no doubt it will click sooner rather than later,' he added.

'I love to watch the likes of Hazard, Oscar and Mata - he is just an unbelievable player.'

Launched in May 2011, the Lottery is dedicated to raising money for the Chelsea Foundation. All funds raised go towards our award-winning community and charity programmes, while giving our fans a closer link to the club and the chance to win some amazing cash prizes and exclusive Chelsea Football Club experiences, like John's.

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