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Swedish fans raise funds for SOS

Posted on 11 February 2010  - 12:00

Our official supporters club in Sweden has showed support for World Orphan Week by collecting money for SOS Children in Haiti.

Our official supporters club in Sweden has showed support for World Orphan Week by collecting money for SOS Children in Haiti.

Tottenham Hotspur Swedish Supporters collected £1 from each of its 800 members and sent the cheque to SOS Children to aid recovery in the country hit so hard by the recent earthquake.

Mathias Bridfelt of THSS said: "All over the world people have been moved by the monumental catastrophy in Haiti. Tottenham Hotspur's Swedish Supporters' Club has send £1 for each of our 800 members and challenges all other supporters' clubs to do the same.

"Our hope is that the money will help the children of Haiti so that they in the near future again will be able to feel joy in their lives."

The collection from THSS coincides with SOS Children's World Orphan Week.

SOS Children, the world's largest orphan charity and the Club's official global charity partner, is asking people of all ages to 'Do Something Amazing' during World Orphan Week and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life.

Our goal during World Orphan Week is to help SOS Children secure 1,000 more sponsors and - just like our Swedish fans - we would like you to join us!

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SOS CHILDREN AND SPURS

SOS Children has been the Club's global charity partner since 2007 and the Club has helped fund and construct the charity's orphan village in Rustenburg including the development of the Tottenham Hotspur House.

The 'Spurs House', which is uniquely funded by monies received from player's fines, now provides orphaned children in Rustenburg with a family they can call their own.

SOS Children is asking people of all ages to do something amazing during World Orphan Week and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life.

Tottenham Hotspur's entire First Team and management have backed the campaign and each has signed up to sponsor an orphan in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa and China.

Haiti, South Africa and China are three areas with specific relevance to Spurs. The Club has had a long-term relationship with SOS Children in South Africa having built an orphan house in Rustenburg. During the Club's pre-season tour to China, ahead of the 2009/10 season, members of the first team visited orphans at a newly opened village in Beijing. And with so many of SOS Children's resources being channelled to Haiti there's an increasing and pressing need to support the charity's efforts in the country.

There are 145 million orphaned children in the world. 100 million more have been abandoned to live on the streets. SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity and provides a family for life for children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease, natural disaster and poverty.

Over 78,000 orphaned and abandoned children are cared for by SOS mothers in clusters of family homes in more than 500 Children's Villages in 124 countries worldwide.

You can help by visiting www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk - CLICK HERE - to support World Orphan Week, make a donation or even sponsoring a child. No deductions are made from the sponsors' payments for administration and 100% of your donation will go towards helping the child.