Michael Dawson, team captain, has unveiled the Club's banner of support for Haringey Council’s ‘I Love Tottenham’ campaign, which launches on Saturday, October 8.
The ‘I Love Tottenham’ initiative is designed to encourage people back onto the Tottenham High Road following August’s civil unrest and, in doing so, provide much needed trade for local business affected by the troubles.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is major employer and business in the area and we take our role in supporting our community extremely seriously. As part of that commitment, in partnership with Haringey Council and the Tottenham Traders Partnership, we will be supporting and promoting the ‘I Love Tottenham’ campaign designed to show everyone across London and the UK that Tottenham is open for business.
As part of the Club’s continued commitment to the local community, Tottenham Hotspur is launching its own ‘Tickets for Tottenham’ initiative, as a further gesture to help bring the community together. As part of this initiative, we will be inviting those most affected by the recent civil unrest, including staff from local traders, Haringey Council, the emergency services and workers from the Sony Distribution Centre in Enfield, to attend the upcoming Europa League match against Rubin Kazan as our guests on Thursday, October 20.
A special Members’ Discount will also be offered at the Spurs Megastore on Tottenham High Road this Saturday to attract more fans to the area.
Michael Dawson said:
"Everyone at the Club was shocked by what happened in Tottenham in August and we are all fully committed to helping the local community move forward by supporting the ‘I Love Tottenham’ campaign. All the players at Spurs take our role in the community seriously and show our support to the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation on a regular basis. So we are now calling upon others to show their support for this area by coming along on Saturday to celebrate all that’s good about Tottenham."
Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said:
"Like so many other local businesses, we were directly affected by the recent unrest and are delighted to support such an initiative that is designed to boost the local economy. The Club takes an active role in supporting our community, both as a major employer in the area and through the extensive work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation."