Two young Royal Brompton patients were invited to meet the Chelsea first-team for the opportunity of a lifetime. 

Alexander Ellis and Christopher Anstee-Parry were invited by our Charity on behalf of the Chelsea Foundation to their latest Community Day in Cobham, for the chance to watch the men's train before meeting them for photos and autographs. 

Alexander (pictured left with Pedro), age 11 has double outlet right ventricle, a congenital heart defect. Earlier in the year he attended a Pan Disability event at Chelsea's training ground and was excited to return, this time to see the first-team in action alongside Frank Lampard. Alexander and dad Tim were invited along to create some special memories after the difficult times the family have been through. 

Christopher Anstee-Parry is aged 7 and has cystic fibrosis. The Community Day provided a well-deserved break for Christopher from his hospital admission and despite having to return to Royal Brompton afterwards, he was a very happy boy! He also managed to get a signed Match Attax card for his physiotherapist Jack.  

Despite the rainy weather, both boys were excited to meet the likes of Tammy Abraham and Caesar Azpilicueta. Christopher, who is bilingual, even had a chat with Olivier Giroud and N'Golo Kanté in French much to the players' delight. 

Speaking about what the day meant to his son, Tim said:

Alexander really enjoyed it. It will live long in the memory and he has already put the mementoes on the wall. He couldn't have asked for a better experience.

A huge thank you to Chelsea and the Chelsea Foundation who make this all possible. Remember to head to our Instagram to see some more pictures of the day!