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Football aid

Posted on 22 April 2002  - 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).

Spurs fans raised over £20,000 for the Football Aid charity after treading the hallowed turf at White Hart Lane.

A total of 31 supporters were handed the opportunity to play at the Lane and £21,400 was donated through an auction where fans could bid for a place in the team, and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

The match resulted in a 7-1 victory for Gary Mabbutt's team, with our legendary former skipper scoring one of the goals against the team captained by another Lane great, striker Martin Chivers.

The money generously pledged by the players taking part will go to a mixture of diabetes charities, the FA's charity - The Princes Trust, Tottenham's local community voluntary organisations and the Club's own nominated beneficiaries.

Last year the charity raised a national total of £250,000, and allowed over 1,200 people to wear their team colours, walk down the tunnel and play 90 minutes on the sacred turf of their club.

Club secretary, John Alexander commented: "Not only is Football Aid a fantastic day for those taking part, and something that they will talk about for many years, it has also raised a great deal of money from which many organisations will benefit."

Craig Paterson, founder of Football Aid added: "The Tottenham fans, and the Club, were amazing and raised a great deal of money.

"We are on target to double our total fund raising efforts this year with figures close to £500,000. The event goes from strength to strength with more than 70 clubs taking part from up and own the country, and plans to expand into the European clubs."