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Jamie honours memory of local resident

Posted on 14 November 2008  - 12:00

Jamie O'Hara was a special guest at the re-opening of a newly-improved community centre on Wood Green's Sky City estate today.

Jamie honours memory of local resident

Jamie O'Hara was a special guest at the re-opening of a newly-improved community centre on Wood Green's Sky City estate today.

The new facilities at the community centre are being installed in memory of local resident Terry Bennett, who recently passed away having contributed a great deal to the local community.

Jamie was present, along with the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Alan Dobbie, at the official opening of the new garden area, which includes two new benches, one with a plaque dedicated to Terry.

Coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation also provided sports activities for the young people on the estate on the day.

Jamie said: "All players at the Club, including myself, are always happy to take time to support local initiatives and good causes

"Terry was clearly a highly-regarded member of the community and today's event was a perfect way in which to honour him."

Mayor Cllr Dobbie added: "Citizens like Terry are extremely important in bringing communities like Sky City together and today's event was symbolic in the sense we are re-launching a focal point of this particular community in his memory.

"I would also like to thank Jamie and Tottenham Hotspur for taking the time to come along and show their support at such an event."

The event celebrated Terry's work and promoted its continuation amongst local residents through involvement opportunities. The day included information and initiatives around sport, healthy living, gardening and job seeking for people of all ages.

Wood Green Neighbourhood Management Project Officer Denise Bingham said: "Terry was a treasurer for the Residents Association and had lived on the estate since it opened. While alive, Terry consistently went out of his way to introduce schemes and projects at the community centre and were it not for him it would have been largely unused. Everyone on the estate knew Terry and he was immensely well liked."