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Daws visits Spurs orphan house in Rustenburg

Posted on 15 June 2010  - 12:00

Michael Dawson took time out from the England camp in South Africa to visit orphans in the SOS Children's village in Rustenburg.

Michael Dawson took time out from the England camp in South Africa to visit orphans in the SOS Children's village in Rustenburg.

The Club has a long-term relationship with SOS Children and has financed the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur orphan house in Rustenburg, which is uniquely funded by monies received from players' fines.

This season 'Daws' and the rest of the first team along with the team management and coaches all sponsored an SOS Children orphan as part of the Club's support for SOS Children's World Orphan Week.

Michael sponsored 12-year-old Aubrey, who has lived in the Rustenburg village with his older brother Orapeleng since 2009.

The visit provided Michael with the opportunity to meet Aubrey, a football fan, for the first time. The pair are pictured together above.

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SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg opened in 2006 in North West Province. There are ten family homes for 100 orphaned and vulnerable children. There is also a family support programme to help orphaned and vulnerable children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Spurs house currently houses eight children along with SOS mother Patrica.

The SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg is one of the first SOS 'SMI' Villages - Solid Integrated Model - which means, unlike other Villages, the houses are integrated into an existing community estate.

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation annually visits the village in Rustenburg as part of their community work. The visiting group meet with children and staff in the village and facilitate football coaching sessions.

There are 145 million orphaned children in the world. 100 million more have been abandoned to live on the streets. SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity and provides a family for life for children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease and poverty.

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Over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children are cared for by SOS mothers in clusters of family homes in more than 500 Children's Villages in 124 countries worldwide.

In May the Club launched an exclusive Spurs World Cup t-shirt in partnership with SOS Children.

The 'Spurs in South Africa' themed World Cup t-shirt is only available in Tottenham Hotspur stores and via Spurs online, with all profits from sales going towards the Club's work with SOS Children.

To purchase a t-shirt and support the charity CLICK HERE...