Chelsea Foundation

Tips and well-dones at latest Community Day

It was all smiles at our Cobham training ground on Thursday as a host of Blues supporters watched training before meeting their heroes.

The fans and their family members were invited by the Chelsea Foundation to watch Frank Lampard and his coaching staff put the players through their paces during our latest Community Day.

After training, the players spent time chatting to the Foundation guests, as well as posing for photographs with the visitors and signing autographs to give them some great mementoes from the day.

One of our visitors to Cobham was 10-year old Daniel Price, who has a complex heart disease and was given the opportunity to meet the players thanks to both the Foundation and the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.

Daniel, who was joined by dad Tom, said: ‘It was good to see the players and I had lots of fun. It is hard to say my favourite player but probably [N’Golo] Kante who signed my shirt and ball!

‘I gave them some tips during training and also said well done to Tammy for his goals this season.’

Dad Tom added: ‘We try to let Daniel get on with his life as best he can and don’t stop him doing anything where possible so it was a privilege to be invited down by Chelsea.’
 

Joining Daniel was 13-year-old Ethan Lockett, who listed Callum Hudson-Odoi as his favourite player, with step-dad Blayne commenting: ‘It was a great opportunity to come here and really humanises the lads.

‘They are superstars but so happy to meet everyone and it has been so nice for Ethan to see them training rather than at the Bridge or on television.’

Others in attendance included 15-year-old Jack Marshall and Alex Dennett and Tom Wellings, both 21.

The regular Community Days see the Chelsea Foundation linking up with a range of charities to arrange visits for seriously or terminally ill supporters and their carers, giving them a well-deserved boost in what is obviously a difficult time for them and their families.
 

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