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Posted on 13 February 2010  - 12:00

Heurelho Gomes swapped his gloves for a Bowler Hat to show his support for the City of London's 'Bowler Hat Day' in aid of World Orphan Week.

Heurelho Gomes swapped his gloves for a Bowler Hat to show his support for the City of London's 'Bowler Hat Day' in aid of World Orphan Week.

Held on Thursday, Bowler Hat Day is a unique event that transformed the City of London for 24 hours to help the thousands of orphaned and abandoned children left devastated by the recent Haiti earthquake.

Thousands of City workers joined in by wearing their Bowler Hat or specially-designed Bowler Hat Day pin badge with pride as part of SOS Children's World Orphan Week.


SOS Children has been the Club's global charity partner since 2007 and the Club has helped fund and construct the charity's orphan village in Rustenburg including the development of the Tottenham Hotspur House.

The 'Spurs House', which is uniquely funded by monies received from player's fines, now provides orphaned children in Rustenburg with a family they can call their own.

SOS Children is asking people of all ages to do something amazing during World Orphan Week and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life.

Tottenham Hotspur's entire First Team and management have backed the campaign and each has signed up to sponsor an orphan in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa and China.

Haiti, South Africa and China are three areas with specific relevance to Spurs. The Club has had a long-term relationship with SOS Children in South Africa having built an orphan house in Rustenburg. During the Club's pre-season tour to China, ahead of the 2009/10 season, members of the first team visited orphans at a newly opened village in Beijing. And with so many of SOS Children's resources being channelled to Haiti there's an increasing and pressing need to support the charity's efforts in the country.

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, natural disaster and poverty.

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.

You can help by visiting - CLICK HERE - to support World Orphan Week, make a donation or even sponsoring a child. No deductions are made from the sponsors' payments for administration and 100% of your donation will go towards helping the child.