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A future worthy of a heroic past

Posted on 6 May 2011  - 12:00

Saturday's Premier League game with Blackpool at the Lane marks the 50th anniversary of our famous Double-winning success of 1960/61 and as a show of support for the players of our glorious past, the game will be used to raise awareness of the Tottenham Tribute Trust.

A future worthy of a heroic past

Saturday's Premier League game with Blackpool at the Lane will mark the 50th anniversary of our famous Double-winning success of 1960/61 and as a show of support for the players of our glorious past, the game will be used to raise awareness of the Tottenham Tribute Trust.

The Tottenham Tribute Trust is a registered charity, fully recognised and supported by the Club and endorsed by The PFA.

It is an organisation that reaches out to members of the Spurs family who are experiencing hard times either financially, medically or both, and is dedicated to making sure that no former Spurs player is forgotten.

In the words of UEFA Cup-winning captain Alan Mullery: "What a marvellous boost the Tribute Trust offers to the very icons that made our club a truly great institution. It’s been truly superb to see heroes of the past able to walk again, or free of pain. Many plied their wares in our colours in much less lucrative times. The Tribute Trust has become their legacy."

The late, great striker Bobby Smith said of the TTT: "I’m indebted to the Tottenham Tribute Trust for their kindness and help. Having aided me, twice, with hip and leg problems, they saved us inordinate amounts of time and worry waiting for operations... Jean and I could never have afforded that treatment out of our weekly pensions, or known who to turn to for that kind of help. The Tribute Trust is a godsend."

Jean Harmer, widow of winger Tommy, added: "I can’t speak highly enough of their kindness and professionalism, and how they guided me through Tom’s final days. I don’t know what I’d have done without their timely intervention."

Proceeds from a commemorative matchday programme at this weekend's Premier League fixture against Blackpool will go towards the charity, while fans will be given further opportunies to make their donations to a worthy cause during the game.

A donation through the Just Giving account http://www.justgiving.com/thettt is so easy, yet so effective, or via your mobile phone, by texting TTT to 70777, will donate £5 instantly. (This will be deducted from your mobile phone bill. Always check with the bill payer first).

For more details, check the website at www.tottenhamtt.org