It was all smiles at our Cobham training ground last week as a host of young 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.
Among the guests on the day was 10-year-old Charlie Rowlands, who was referred to us from the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity, who the Foundation have linked up with to support the many youngsters who regularly spend time in their hospitals.
Joining Charlie on the day was Rachel Cresswell, marketing and communications manager for the Charity and she spoke about the importance of bringing patients to the Community Day. She said: ‘It was such a pleasure to bring Charlie down to Cobham with his dad Julian - both big football fans.
‘The family went through so many difficult times when Charlie was born so to be able to provide this special opportunity thanks to the Chelsea Foundation has been fantastic.
‘Charlie tells me he hopes to be back here one day playing beside the likes of his favourite player Mason Mount!
‘With the support of the Chelsea Foundation we have been able to provide young patients treated at Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals with memories that they will treasure for the rest of their lives, ‘the best day of my life’ is something I often hear following these days.’
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.