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Wilson at Downing Street

Posted on 18 February 2010  - 12:00

Wilson Palacios joined 2010 World Cup Ambassador and Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt at Downing Street to help officially launch the Deloitte Street Child World Cup last week.

Wilson at Downing Street

Wilson Palacios joined 2010 World Cup Ambassador and Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt at Downing Street to help officially launch the Deloitte Street Child World Cup last week.

The high profile launch event, hosted at 11 Downing Street, profiled the initiative that will see street children from around the world welcomed in Durban, South Africa, in March to compete in a football competition that will highlight the plight of homeless children around the world.

Wilson commented on the importance of the initiative and the role it will play, saying: "It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities - I'm proud to add my support"

The Street Child World Cup will place street children centre stage, celebrating their potential and providing a platform for them to play football. The competition will also help formulate a global set of priorities for street children, and the participants will launch a campaign calling for street children's rights to a full, healthy, and dignified life.

Countries taking part include South Africa, Brazil, Tanzania, India, Ukraine, UK, Philippines, Nicaragua and Vietnam.

For more information visit the website www.streetchildworldcup.org