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Fans join legend to run for SOS

Posted on 9 July 2012  - 16:01

A group of fans joined the legendary David Howells to raise nearly £1,000 for SOS Children by taking part in Sunday’s British London 10k.

Fans join legend to run for SOS

FA Cup-winning former midfielder Howells signed up to take part in the event and encouraged the Club’s supporters to join him in raising money for our wonderful charity partner.

Charlie Douglass, Chris Mason, Alex Hoad and Gary Smith took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to line up alongside one of their Spurs heroes on the start line at Hyde Park Corner on a rainy Sunday morning in central London.

But that didn’t dampen their, or any of the 25,000 runners’ spirits, as they made their way through the iconic 10k route, crossing the finish line at Whitehall.

David, as could be expected from the all-action midfielder still playing regularly in our Legends side, crossed the finish line first in a time of just over 50 minutes.

His co-runners followed shortly afterwards before meeting up at Trafalgar Square for pictures and getting the chance to discuss their race experiences over lunch with David, who also shared stories from his playing days at Spurs.

It was a memorable day for those involved and the perfect way to raise funds for a charity close to the hearts of everyone at the Club.

SOS Children, the world’s largest orphaned and abandoned children’s charity, carries the vision of ‘a loving home for every child’ and provides more than 70,000 children with a new home, mother and family for life in 518 unique Children's Villages around the world.

Since the partnership began in 2006, the Club helped fund the construction of the Tottenham Hotpur House in Rustenburg, South Africa, while all first team players sponsor a child from around the world.

This latest opportunity may have passed but there are still plenty of ways for fans to get involved in helping us support SOS Children.

Find out more at http://www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk/.