Money raised for Glass Door Homeless Charity at Burnley Game

Glass Door Homeless Charity won this season’s final Chelsea Foundation online charity poll and held a bucket collection ahead of our draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

There are four match days available throughout the season for bucket collects, so the charities have been broken down into different categories: children’s, medical, armed forces and community charities.

Thousands of you took part in the fourth and final poll, the community category, via this website, with Glass Door Homeless Charity, who run London's largest open-access network of emergency winter shelters and support services for men and women affected by homelessness, coming out on top.

More than 130 individuals sleep in a Glass Door shelter every night in winter and the charity’s vision is a world where no one has to sleep on the streets of London, and by partnering with churches to provide shelter and support, Glass Door is committed to supporting people and helping them to get - and stay - off the street.

Chief operating officer at Glass Door Homeless Charity, Lucy Abraham said: ‘As a local charity working every day to help hundreds of local men and women find a path out of homelessness, we know what a difference having a strong community makes.

‘Thank you for your support.’

Last December former Blues midfielder and club ambassador Eddie Newton joined Foundation staff, UK Levy and Nike to offer their help to support a Christmas lunch service for the Glass Door Homeless Charity (pictured top). 

Newton said: ‘Sometimes in life you can get carried away in this little bubble you are in and forget about those in need so to give back like this is a massive thing personally and for the club.

‘These things touch me, there are too many young people here which really surprised me and is something no one likes to see so it is important as a community we do our bit.’

For more information on the Glass Door Homeless Charity, visit their website

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