The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund will be holding bucket collections around the ground before kick-off this Sunday.
The charity won the chance to hold a bucket collection after pulling in the most votes in the Online Charity Poll. Nearly 10,000 fans voted in the poll, which included 12 cancer charities. The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund gained 3,392 votes to make them the winners.
The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund was founded in 1999 by Chelsea fan Thomas Ball. Thomas was only nine when he started the charity and undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma stage four, which he had been diagnosed with 20 months earlier.
The main objective of The Thomas Ball Children’s Cancer Fund is to relieve sickness and distress among children suffering from cancer and members of their families. This usually means funding medical equipment, holidays, special gifts and research.
So keep your eyes peeled for bucket collectors around the ground before the Blues host Manchester United on Sunday.