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Shirts for South Africa

Posted on 22 October 2009  - 12:00

Senior and junior members of Spurs Ladies were welcomed by Heurelho Gomes at Spurs Lodge on Thursday as they delivered playing kit for orphans in South Africa.

Senior and junior members of Spurs Ladies were welcomed by Heurelho Gomes at Spurs Lodge on Thursday as they delivered playing kit for orphans in South Africa.

The donation was part of an exchange agreement between the Club and Spurs Ladies that has seen the Club donate £6,000 of players' fines money to pay the playing fees for the entire Spurs Ladies first team squad.

In return, junior members of Spurs Ladies have been collecting last season's match kit so that it can be distributed to orphans at the SOS Children's Village in South Africa, Rustenburg.

Heurelho Gomes, the Club's ambassador to SOS Children's Villages said:

"I would like to thank Spurs Ladies on behalf of SOS Children's Villages. It's great that the shirts will get a new lease of life when they are donated to orphans at the SOS Children's Village in South Africa."

Glenn Weaver, Spurs Ladies Chairman, added:

"The funds from Spurs have made a huge difference to us this season. We have been able to pay for better training facilities, pitch hire, transport and equipment, which has seen the first team come on leaps and bounds. We are really thankful for the Club's ongoing support and donating the shirts is a great way to support the Club's official charity partner."

The Tottenham Hotspur kit will be hand delivered to children at the SOS Children's Villages by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation during their forthcoming visit to South Africa. The Foundation will be in the region as part of an initiative in partnership with Haringey Council Children and Young People's Services.

The kit was presented to Gomes by Spurs Ladies first team goalkeeper Ebony Cabey-Gooden, Immy Lancaster of the U-11 Whites, along with Kelsey Smith and Tegan Burling both representing Spurs Ladies U-10s Blues.

In 2007, Tottenham Hotspur launched a four-year international charity partnership with SOS Children's Villages.

Since the launch of the partnership, the Club has worked with the charity on a number of initiatives, including financing the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur House in Rustenburg South Africa.

The Tottenham Hotspur House, which is uniquely and completely funded by monies received from players' fines, aims to provide orphaned children in South Africa with a family that they can call their own.

Keep an eye on the website to read more about the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation in South Africa.

For more information on SOS Children's Villages, visit www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk.