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KIDSOUT JOIN SPURS AS OFFICIAL CLUB CHARITY

Posted on 8 November 2006  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today announced that it will partner Kidsout as its Nominated National Charity for the next two seasons.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today announced that it will partner Kidsout as its Nominated National Charity for the next two seasons.

Last year Kidsout helped to bring fun, laughter, and life-enriching experiences to over 55,000 disadvantaged and special needs children across the UK – and their goal for this year to increase the number to 75,000.

Many of the children Kidsout help have physical, health, social or learning difficulties, while others face less obvious challenges — such as coming from turbulent or financially deprived backgrounds. Whatever their circumstances, the children they support need fun and happiness in their in their lives.

Spurs will support Kidsout in a variety of ways. The first team will back the partnership to bolster awareness of Kidsout campaigns and the Club will offer coaching sessions as special days out for Kidsout children. A great deal of activity has already been scheduled for this season alone.

"I am thrilled to welcome Kidsout to the Club as our Nominated National Charity," said Spurs Manager Martin Jol. "In Kidsout, we feel that we have found an ambitious partner with whom we have natural empathy. Football is a great way to bring so much happiness and energy to children, we look forward to working with them."

Commenting at the official launch of the partnership Emma Sambrook, Chief Executive of KidsOut said: “There is a wonderful synergy between our organisations. Our aim of providing fun and happiness for disadvantaged children through the provision of activities and long term development projects fits well with Spurs’ own community objectives of enabling opportunities for sport and recreation for the benefit and well being of children within their community. It is a very exciting relationship for KidsOut and one which will enable us to raise our profile and visibility through what is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most successful and adored clubs.”