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CHILDREN IN NEED AT SPURS

Posted on 17 November 2006  - 12:00

Spurs fan Ben Walton visited Spurs Lodge this morning as one stop of his tour around London to iron as many shirts as he can to raise money for Children in Need.

Spurs fan Ben Walton visited Spurs Lodge this morning as one stop of his tour around London to iron as many shirts as he can to raise money for Children in Need.

Ben was joined by skipper Ledley King and by Martin Jol and chatted to the squad before training this morning.

For Ben this is somewhat of a busman's holiday. He owns a dry-cleaning company in Andover and this is his fourth year of fund raising for Children in Need - always with an ironing theme! Last year he visited every Premiership ground in the UK to iron a shirt pitch-side but money raised this year should push his total raised for the campaign to over £10,000.

This morning, despite an early start in the London rush-hour he met with Terry Wogan, the host of tonight's fund-raising show and the face of Children in Need who signed his ironing board before dashing over to Spurs Lodge to meet the squad.

The day will end when Status Quo will add their names to the list of famous people to have played a part in Ben's fund-raising.

The annual fund-raising campaign is run by the BBC to positively changes the lives and prospects of children and young people living in the UK who have suffered hardships, difficulties or disadvantages of some kind.

Children In Need is on BBC 1 tonight, starting at 7pm...