Register now for chance to hold bucket collections

Chelsea Football Club is inviting children’s, medical, armed forces and community charities to register for the chance to hold bucket collections at Stamford Bridge during 2017/18.

Our west London home has long provided opportunities for charities to hold collections outside the ground and for the fifth season in succession, the scheme is giving the fans the chance to decide which charities will collect on matchdays.

The closing date for charities to apply is Wednesday 23 August. We will then ask fans to vote for which charities they want to see fundraising at Stamford Bridge during the season.

Registered charities may apply and the four winning charities, decided by an online poll, will alternate with the club's charity partner Plan International and other long-standing charities such as the Royal British Legion when it comes to collections.

The first of the four matchdays available for the winning charities is in September when Manchester City visit Stamford Bridge.

You can register your charity for the fans' vote by emailing charity@chelseafc.com with the subject line 'Matchday Collection Vote' and attaching a copy of the application form which is available to download here.