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Posted on 30 December 2004  - 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).

We have joined our fellow 19 Premier League clubs in pledging £50,000 - a total of £1million - to the Indian Ocean earthquake disaster relief fund.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore, said: “I think everyone has been taken aback by the sheer enormity of events following the Indian Ocean earthquake.

“The Premier League and our clubs have strong connections throughout the region and there was a real feeling amongst the clubs that we should do something as a collective to try and alleviate some of the pain and suffering that is so evident across those areas affected by the tsunami.

“Our thoughts go out to those who are suffering as a result of this catastrophe and hopefully this donation will help make a real difference as the disaster relief operation gets underway."

These sentiments were echoed by our own club captain Jamie Redknapp.

He added: "I think everyone's Christmas was affected by what happened in Asia with the tsunami disaster. Wherever you're from in the world you can't help but be touched by what we've been seeing on the news - it's a truly horrific disaster. I'd just like to take this opportunity on behalf of everyone at Tottenham Hotspur to let every person affected by these events know that our thoughts are with them at this difficult time."

The donation has been paid to the Disasters Emergency Committee who will distribute the money to best effect amongst those charities and agencies undertaking the disaster relief work across the region.

A minute’s silence will also be held over the weekend fixtures by those clubs who have not already had chance to pay their respects.

To make a donation to the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal, call 0870 60 60 900