Our South Korean international full-back Young-Pyo Lee attended the event, where he signed autographs and had his picture taken with thrilled participants – many of them avid Spurs supporters.
Kith and Kids was elected as one of the club’s nominated charities in 2004, and the partnership has helped raise around £100,000 through collections, grants and fundraising events.
Such events include art competition ‘Canvassing Spurs’, which was exhibited in a central London gallery and judged by manager Martin Jol.
The involvement of Spurs has also helped raise awareness of Kith and Kids, a Haringey-based programme which offers people of all ages and disabilities the chance to take part and hone skills in a wide range of activities during the main school holidays.
The charity hopes to continue this work long into the future with the help of a Lottery Grant they received last month, worth £468,000 over five years.
Young-Pyo Lee said: “It is pleasing to see the work we do in the local community result in such a success. For me, it’s very enjoyable to see the Kith and Kids programme first-hand, and I hope the club’s involvement and the Lottery Grant will help them go from strength to strength.”
We marked the end of a three-year partnership with local charity Kith and Kids by taking part in a fun day at Northumberland Vale Community School on Friday.