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DARE TO CARE

Posted on 30 October 2007  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) showed their support for the Dare to Care: Make Time to Help End Child Poverty campaign by putting on a special disability football coaching session at Oaktree School, Enfield.

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) showed their support for the Dare to Care: Make Time to Help End Child Poverty campaign by putting on a special disability football coaching session at Oaktree School, Enfield.

The CAPAG/DAZU Pan Disability football group usually runs on Saturday mornings for the benefit of young people in the borough with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, many of whom are from low-income single-parent families.

This session was used to officially kick-off the Dare to Care campaign, which will run for the next five months in its aim to recruit 35,000 volunteers to give time to help children from low-income families and raise awareness to their experiences.

The session was delivered by THF coaches - who were volunteering for the day - as well as paid and voluntary staff provided by CAPAG (Children and Parents Advisory Group) and DAZU.

“Many of the children who have disabilities are unable to access mainstream sporting activities,” said James Isaac, THF’s Inclusion Officer For People With Disabilities. “The training and matches we organise allow these young people to take part in sports that many of us take for granted. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the time that the volunteers give to us.”