The Club was delighted to welcome guests representing The Royal British Legion to Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Charlton at the Lane.
Back in November last year more than £38,000 was raised from our online auction of special edition match shirts worn during this season’s Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers at the Lane, with an additional £2,800 from donations collected from fans at the game.
For the second consecutive year we raised more money than any other Club in the country for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal campaign. The auction received a fantastic response with Rafael van der Vaart's signed match shirt alone generating over £3,500!
Russell Thompson OBE Director of National Events and Fundraising said, "Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been a longstanding supporter of the Poppy Appeal for many years now and The Royal British Legion is extremely grateful for the support the club and its supporters have consistently shown. The money raised by Spurs, will help us continue our vital work protecting the interests, welfare and memory of the Serving and ex-Service community as we move into 2011, our 90th anniversary year."
A cheque was presented at half time by captain Ledley King on behalf of the club to the British Legion with funds being used to support those who serve, emphasising the increasing need to help the men and women who are serving today, as well as ex-Service Armed Forces personnel and their families.
The Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part for making such a significant contribution to this worthy cause.
For more information on The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal campaign visit the charity's website www.britishlegion.org.uk