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Chelsea working to raise money for Syrian refugees

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Chelsea Football Club will be raising money for Syrian refugees when they take the pitch against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Wednesday. The Blues are joining many of Europe's top clubs in their support of Uefa's '90 minutes of hope' campaign, which is designed to help refugees obtain education and psychological care.

The Blues will donate one Euro from every ticket sold, which should total somewhere in the vicinity of £42,000 from a sold out Stamford Bridge. In addition, the club will be auctioning off the players' matchday shirts, which should eliminate the potential controversy of a halftime shirt swap.

The fundraising won't be limited to this Wednesday's match, as the club has announced that they'll continue to raise money this weekend against Arsenal. As with the Maccabi Tel-Aviv clash, one Euro per ticket sold will be donated, and the club will hold a 'bucket campaign' in an attempt to raise additional funds for the cause.