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Message from Tottenham Tribute Trust

Posted on 29 November 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).

A message from Tottenham Tribute Trust Chairman, Chris Smith...

On behalf of everyone at The Tottenham Tribute Trust I would like to thank Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for kindly allowing us the opportunity to stage our recent Tribute match here, against D C United. Especially staff at the club for all their hard work.

I am pleased to report that we had fantastic support for the game and I hope those of you who were at the match witnessed a very enjoyable evening. Thank you for attending and supporting the event.

We were also fortunate to see many of our past players turn out in support of the cause, and I also wish to thank them for their time.

In many cases after such a successful evening many would say that the hard work has been done, but now we have the hardest task and that’s to try to target the people who we wish to help.

The Tottenham Tribute Trust is a stand-alone independent organisation, which comprises of a Chairman and five other trustees, and our task is to help former players and staff of the club that, for any reason, may have fallen on difficult times.

After consultations and advice from the PFA and the Charities Commission, we have begun our research and applications process to identify these individuals.

From time to time we do hope that we may be able, with consent, to highlight our help and progress in certain cases through the press and the sports radio stations such as TalkSport, thus allowing our cause to reach out to those others that we all may have overlooked. We shall, at all times, however, respect the pride and dignity of individuals and their right to remain anonymous.

In closing, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support in this worthwhile cause, and I hope that you may be able to help us find those that may benefit from our help.