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With most resources in the United Kingdom diverted to tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, leaving the country in lock down and the NHS overrun, England and Chelsea defender Millie Bright is challenging you to do as many keepy-uppies as you can for Make-A-Wish UK.

The charity, founded in the USA, is celebrating its 40th birthday today (#MakeAWishDay) and is dedicated to doing what they can to bring a little more sunshine and hope into the lives of seriously ill children. But, like many other charities around the country, are feeling the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak and have over 2,000 children waiting for wishes to be fulfilled when the world is a safer place again.

As Make-A-Wish say, “We know wishes bring these children hope to see beyond their condition to realise that anything is possible, it gives strength and resilience to face the many challenges ahead and a lifetime of happy memories.”

With this is mind, Bright has partnered with the charity and posed a challenge, asking everyone who is willing and able to join in at 2pm on Sunday (when Chelsea Women would usually be playing). The aim to do as many keepy-uppies as possible – just keep the ball off of the floor! – with the defender demonstrating four different styles to make the challenge possible for everyone regardless of their skill level.

All you have to do to be involved is donate what you can – anything from as little as £1 – film yourself taking part for when the whistle blows at 2pm on Sunday and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #MilliesMatchdayChallenge and she’ll post all that she can.

With a chance to win one of Millie’s signed shirts, she encourages you to challenge everyone in your house and get practicing!

All donations can be made through Millie’s JustGiving page:

You can follow Millie on Instagram @mbrighty04 and on Twitter @Mdawg1bright, Make-A-Wish UK on both Twitter and Instagram @makeawishuk as well as Facebook at makeawishuk.

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