As we continue our support for SOS Children's World Orphan Week, Wilson Palacios has re-lived his visit to the SOS Children's Village in Beijing during our pre-season tour of China.
The midfielder admitted it was an 'emotional' morning spent at the village in Daxing, Beijing in July.
Wilson joined Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini and they met the first group of orphaned children to be inducted into the newly-opened village.
The experience left a lasting impression on all three players.
"It was very exciting to visit and at the same time very sad to see the young boys and girls who had been orphaned," reflected Wilson. "It was a touching, emotional experience."
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.
Wilson, the rest of his team-mates and management have backed the campaign and each has signed up to sponsor an orphan in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa or China.
"It's great that we can help in some way," added Wilson. "The children we visited had nothing but they are now being looked after in the SOS village. It just shows how fortunate we all are."
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.