The Chelsea Foundation provided Jackson Sharp with a joyful day at Stamford Bridge as part of a matchday wish.
Jackson was surprised by the Chelsea Foundation with tickets to our Premier League home game against Everton and a tour of Stamford Bridge. However, that was just the start.
The Blues supporter, who was joined on the day by his parents Darren and Tracy, along with his brother Lennon, was also treated to a player arrival experience, a press room visit and pitchside access for the players’ pre-match warm-up, before an exclusive meet and greet with defender Thiago Silva.
‘I had the best time visiting Chelsea,’ said Jackson. ‘Meeting the players and being pitchside was amazing. Meeting Thiago Silva was one of the best moments of my life, I still can’t believe he came out to see me. I will never forget this for a long time and I can’t wait to come and watch another game at the Bridge.’
Jackson’s parents added: ‘Jackson is a big Chelsea fan. When we were told Chelsea had arranged this day at Stamford Bridge for Jackson we couldn’t believe it. It meant so much to have something for Jackson to look forward to, especially given how excited we knew he would be.
‘Everything from the stadium tour to the game itself was brilliant. To see how happy it made Jackson after such a hard year was everything we could have wanted for him. It was an emotional day but so well organised. Meeting the players and being pitchside was excellent. We had great seats to enjoy the game and it was made all the better by Chelsea scoring two goals.’
Chelsea Foundation matchday wishes are an extension of our regular community days, in which we link up with a range of charities to arrange once-in-a-lifetime visits for supporters and their carers, giving them a well-deserved boost during difficult times for them and their families.