On the occasion of his 22nd birthday today, Mason Mount has been announced as the patron of a charity for seriously ill children and families.

Together for Short Lives is a UK charity and a cause close to Mount’s heart. He is passionate about making a lifetime of difference to seriously ill children, and doing all he can to raise vital funds to help the charity reach out to the growing number of children with life-limiting conditions and families in need of support.Over the last year he has supporting the charity’s Children Hospice Week campaign and raised funds by getting behind its Christmas Together Appeal. He also made a passionate appeal film after making a surprise zoom call to one of the families that Together for Short Lives supports.|‘I received the best birthday present today,’ says the Chelsea midfielder. ‘Together for Short Lives has made me a patron of its charity. I’m so proud of the work they do to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families. Together for Short Lives is a lifeline to them and I have seen first-hand the truly amazing work they do.’To celebrate becoming a patron, Mount is giving a chance to win two tickets to the Nike Hospitality Box at Stamford Bridge for a future game (date to be confirmed subject to Covid-19 restrictions) and a chance to meet him for a photo opportunity and chat.Visit Mason’s Mount’s Just Giving page and enter the raffle. For every £10 you will receive one entry into the raffle. For T&C see Just Giving.