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Christian lends a hand to clean up local War Memorial

Posted on 3 November 2017  - 17:30

Earlier today, Christian Eriksen joined members of the Club’s Official Supporters’ Group Armed Forces Spurs to clean up the War Memorial in Wood Green, ahead of this year’s Armistice Day.

Christian prepares to lay a wreath alongside Will Brooke Flt Lt, Chair of Armed Forces SpursChristian and Will Brooke Flt Lt, Chair of Armed Forces Spurs lay wreaths in Wood GreenChristian and Will Brooke Flt Lt, Chair of Armed Forces Spurs by the memorial in Wood GreenChristian helps clean the memorialChristian cleans up with members of Armed Forces Spurs

Christian, alongside 11 serving members of the Armed Forces representing the Navy, Army and RAF, and two veterans, and the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Mann, cleaned the memorial which was erected in Wood Green in 1920 to commemorate those who died from the local community in battles during World War One.

Once the clean-up activities were completed, Christian laid a wreath of poppies on behalf of the Club to remember and honour all those Servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict.

Christian, said: “The Club does a lot to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal each year, supporting local community activities like the one here today.

“It’s a privilege to meet serving members of the Armed Forces who have given up their time to clean up the memorial before the local residents pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

“It’s important that we remember all those who lost their lives fighting for their country – among them were many players like myself who had to stop playing football and go to war. The wreath laid here today is to remember each and everyone of them.”

Below: Christian at the memorial with members of Armed Forces Spurs

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Will Brooke Flt Lt, Chair of Armed Forces Spurs, said: “As members of Armed Forces Spurs, we wanted to do something for the Club’s local community during this period of Remembrance and help to raise awareness of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

“Tottenham Hotspur have always been incredibly supportive of the Armed Forces and it was great to have Christian and the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Mann, coming down to help us out with the cleaning and maintenance work we were carrying out at Wood Green’s War Memorial.”

Tottenham Hotspur has dedicated this Sunday’s game against Crystal Palace in support of the Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal.

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Service charity, providing practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.

For more information, please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk.