India Covid-19 Appeal: Chelsea Football Shirt Auction

India Covid-19 Appeal: Chelsea Football Shirt Auction
Plan International's India Covid-19 Appeal: Chelsea Football Shirt Auction

The Chelsea Foundation is auctioning signed and match-worn football shirts 🔗 in aid of India’s Covid-19, alongside global charity partner Plan International.

The Chelsea football shirt auction includes two squad-signed shirts, plus signed match-worn shirts from the following Chelsea players: N’Golo Kanté, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Willy Caballero, Thiago Silva, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Antonio Rüdiger, Edouard Mendy, Tammy Abraham, Kurt Zouma, Timo Werner, Mateo Kovačić, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Billy Gilmour, Reece James, César Azpilicueta, Emerson Palmieri and Tino Anjorin.

The Chelsea football shirt auction will run from today until 2pm next Friday the 28th May 2021 and can be access by visiting the Chelsea page on MatchWornShirt.com 🔗 website.

Chelsea Foundation & Plan International launch football shirt auction in aid of India's Covid-19 appeal
Chelsea Foundation & Plan International launch football shirt auction in aid of India’s Covid-19 appeal

The Chelsea shirt auction was announced 🔗 on Chelsea’s official website this afternoon, alongside a Club statement which reads:

“Over a year on and the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a devastating impact all over the world and India is in the grip of a second wave. With cases rising rapidly in India there is a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and basic medicine and for children, especially girls, in the most vulnerable communities, the challenge could not be greater.”

“To help combat this, Chelsea Foundation and Plan have joined forces to auction match-issued shirts from our men’s 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign to raise money for the appeal. Funds raised from the Matchwornshirts.com auction will go towards supporting the most vulnerable families in India, including meeting immediate nutritional needs, providing hospitals with PPE and other essential equipment, and helping children continue their education.”

Chelsea’s Global Charity Partner

The Chelsea football shirt auction is being launched jointly by the Chelsea’s community arm – The Chelsea Foundation 🔗 – and Plan International, “a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls”, founded in 1937. Plan International became Chelsea’s global development 🔗 partner in 2015.

The logo of Plan International - official global charity partner of Chelsea Football Club since 2015
The logo of Plan International 🔗 – official global charity partner of Chelsea Football Club since 2015