Chelsea have teamed up with a local charity group fighting for the rights of women and children suffering from domestic violence during the current Coronavirus pandemic period.
According to a statement from the club, COVID-19 global pandemic has led to an increase in domestic abuse incidents due to the periods of isolation and lockdown, and there is need to extend a helping hand.
"To support Refuge’s life-changing and life-saving work and help raise awareness and funds, Chelsea FC Women’s manager Emma Hayes along with players from our women’s and men’s team have taken part in a digital campaign to ensure those in need of support know they are not alone and to raise funds for Refuge, with Chelsea promising to match all donations received in the next six-week period," read part of the statement.
Hayes said: "I am proud to lead the club’s support of this worthy cause during such a difficult time for so many.
"There are many things for people to deal with in the present climate but it is important we support the vulnerable and those who may feel alone or without a voice.
"I hope this campaign can do that and make a difference to those who need support.’
This is not the first time the club has offered help to COVID-19 related situations, having offered their hotel at Stamford Bridge to the NHS workers.