Five young people who have reached the milestone of 5,000 hours of voluntary work in the community visited Spurs Lodge on Thursday.
Dominic Baggett, Ellis Andrew, Michael Omojudi, Kimberly Athayde and Mathijs Leenhouts have all been part of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s ‘Volunteer Tottenham Hotspur’ programme since December, 2009.
All volunteers have worked across our wide range of community projects and have also had access to qualifications and personal development opportunities throughout their time with us.
The project to date has recruited over 60 volunteers and has just reached the milestone of 5,000 voluntary hours. Some participants have now progressed onto paid employment opportunities with the Foundation and elsewhere, illustrating the pathways that the project has allowed and the success of the project to date.
Project co-ordinator, Liam Hope, said: “The Foundation’s volunteers play a vital role in our delivery on a day to day basis. In the past 18 months we have recruited over 50 volunteers and their support and skills are instrumental to enhancing our work as a whole. They give up their time on a weekly basis to help the Foundation and the local community, so it was great to be able to reward some of our most dedicated volunteers with a trip to the Lodge and chance to meet the players.”