Proceeds from Big Sleep Out donated to charity for veterans | News | Official site

The Chelsea Supporters Trust donated the money raised from this year’s Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out to Stoll veterans on the pitch ahead of our final home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In cooperation with the club, the Supporters Trust organized the third Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out this year to raise funds for Chelsea neighbors Stoll Veterans.

A robust cohort of season ticket holders and members arrived at the bridge with nothing more than a sleeping bag, a pillow and a supply of cardboard boxes to lie on, gathering in the lower concourse of the grandstand. is for sleeping at night in support of veterans struggling with homelessness and lack of well-being.

They also received support from past and present Chelsea players, including an overnight video message from current Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

2022 attendees have raised more than £22,000 for Stoll through donations so far, with Chelsea Supporters Trust member Diane Jupp presenting the check on Saturday to Stoll resident and veteran Chris Webber who joined fellow fans from Blues into the Night to thank them for their efforts, as well as wow them with stories of his friendship with club legend Peter Osgood in the 70s.

Stoll Managing Director Richard Gammage also took part in the Big Sleep Out, along with his daughter, giving a speech to attendees describing the good work done by the organization and thanking them for their support.

For over 100 years, Stoll has worked with armed forces veterans of all ages in Fulham who are homeless, helping those who suffer from physical or mental health issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and giving them access to important training during their transition to civilian life. life.

Stoll’s work has never been more crucial than during the Covid-19 pandemic, when they continued to provide frontline support by moving their health and wellness program online and supported alumni elderly and disabled veterans with food parcels and home care, as large numbers of veterans continue to self-shield or self-isolate due to underlying health conditions.

If you would like to show your support for Sleep Out and donate to Stoll Veterans, you can still do so via the Just Giving page, which will remain open for the next few weeks.

The Chelsea Supporters Trust are already planning another Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out next winter to continue their fundraising efforts, having already donated more than £50,000 to Stoll over the past three years.

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