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First award for the TTT

Posted on 12 February 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The Tottenham Tribute Trust (TTT) is delighted to announce that in conjunction with the PFA Benevolent Fund a grant has been awarded to Les Allen to enable him to undergo a replacement hip operation.

As a member of the 1960-61 "Double" winning team, Les Allen is a Spurs legend in the real sense of the word. Les made 137 first team appearances scoring an impressive 61 goals between December 1959 and July 1965.

It is quite fitting that Les can be helped as his son Clive and nephew Paulboth played in the fund-raising Tribute Match against DC United at White Hart Lane last October alongside Jurgen Klinsmann, David Ginola, Gazza and Chris Waddle.

Les contacted the TTT about the need for a hip replacement operation. He explained: "I had pains in my hip but after walking for about 300 yards the pains got worse. I wrote to the TTT after visiting my local NHS hospital and finding out that I would need to wait about two years for an operation.

"Thankfully the TTT agreed to pay half towards the operation with the PFA paying for the other half. I am very grateful for all the help I am receiving."

Les said that he will be in hospital for a week, then recovering at home on crutches and on a stick for a couple of months and then, all being well, he will be able to return to the golf course.

We will be keeping you updated with Les's progress, as we will be visiting him in hospital and at home to check on his recovery.

Everybody associated with the Club and TTT wishes Les a speedy recovery from the operation and we look forward to seeing him back on his feet very quickly.

The TTT was formed out of an initiative between the Club and The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust. It is an independent organisation comprising a Chairman and five other trustees with the objective of helping former players and staff of the Club that for any reason may have fallen on difficult times.

In certain cases grants will not be publicised if the applicant chooses to remain anonymous.

The Trust will always respect the wishes of its applicants in this area.

To apply to the TTT for a grant, please download the application form from the website, or write to us at the following

The Chairman of Trustees
Tottenham Tribute Trust
Po Box 263
IG10 1WA