Chelsea fans all over the world it's time to come together and support two of our supporters in their challenge to climb Mount Kilimanja...

Chelsea fans all over the world it's time to come together and support two of our supporters in their challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to mark it as "Chelsea Territory" and most importantly of all, to raise money for FOUR tremendous charities: Help a Capital Child, Right to Play International, Association for Suicide prevention and Save the Children.

Now some people may skip this post and not even think twice about reading it but there is a reason I am asking you to find it in your heart to just spare me a couple of minutes here and take a look at this.

There are two people climbing for charity the first person is Amanda from the fantastic fansite. It's not a case for her of climbing just to raise money, she is doing it for her brother. This is a direct quote taken from their website as she explains her inspiration for doing this:
"My inspiration to climb came on 8 July 2011 when I found out that my brother had passed away.

It was hard enough to deal with losing such a close family member but knowing it was because he took his own life made it even harder for my family and myself.

Soon after finding out I left for London where I met up with Ossie and he told me of his aspirations to climb Kilimanjaro in the summer of 2012. I immediately thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to climb for a cause, my brother and the memory of his life.

I decided that the climb would be for him and my family so I decided that the funds I raised for the climb would be put toward the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

This climb combined quite a few loves of mine so it was a perfect opportunity to raise awareness about such a difficult subject like suicide. I want to raise awareness for the signs of suicide as well as remember, not only my brother, but also all of the people that have been affected by suicide.

The climb also allowed me the opportunity to mark Kilimanjaro as Chelsea territory. My brother and I went to our local pub here in Southern California to cheer on the Blues a few times and he loved it. This climb is the perfect combination of Chelsea and family inspiration.

We will be summiting on the 8th of July 2012, the one-year anniversary of my brother’s death. I want to celebrate his life and how full of life he truly was when he was here with us.

My brother Christopher is my inspiration to climb and as a Chelsea supporter I could see no better way.

The second person climbing is Ossie from Gate 17 at the Bridge. The brains of this operation is Ossie. Last summer he decided to participate in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the charity Save the Children. His challenge was to climb three peaks, Scafell Pike (England), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Snowdon (Wales) in 24 hours.

The total distance was 40Km (25 miles) with total ascents of 10K feet and descents to match.

During the 3 Peaks Challenge Ossie raised the blue flag at the top of each mountain and raised £2500 for Save the Children, with a significant amount of money donated by Chelsea supporters around the world.

He says:
I have been a Chelsea season ticket holder (Gate 17) for years and I have seen the whole KTBFFH build over the years. As we have become more successful, both the flags and the song have become more prominent around both the Bridge & Wembley, as the trophies have rolled in. I’ve always loved it.

I decided to take my flag on my 3 Peaks challenge and all my sponsorship material had a couple of old “flag” photos in it. I started to get requests from Chelsea fans saying they would sponsor me (extra in some cases) if I had photos at the top of each Peak with the flag. One night I received support from Miss SW6 not just in terms of a donation, but by posting my challenge onto the their site and their vast network of Chelsea contacts primarily in the USA. Almost overnight this raised several hundred of £s from people whom I had never met but had a common interest – Chelsea – and they all wished me well and included KTBFFH.

So that was it – KTBFFH Kilimanjaro 2012

So the challenge has the KTBFFH theme and I am now securing help from within the club in many ways, as well as having made a flag 10ft x 5ft that I will proudly fly to claim Chelsea territory at the roof of Africa on July 8th.

I cant wait.

So there you have it. I am literally pleading with all of you Chelsea fans around the watch reading this to make a donation no matter how big or small it is to help Amanda and Ossie raise as much money as possible for these amazing Charities.

As you have read, Amanda has a very personal inspiration for doing this and we can only imagine what it has been like for her and her family over the past year. To have the courage to get up that mountain for the memory of her brother is quite simply amazing and with Ossie's determination and inner strength I know they will do it with flying colours!

So please, all of you click this link to head straight over to their website and read more on the climb and to make that all important donation.

Find it in your hearts to do so and support these two!.

KTBFFH and good luck Amanda and Ossie!

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