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Words of encouragement!

Posted on 8 July 2011  - 12:00

Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s Director of Environment and Digital London, visited Spurs Lodge on Friday to gain some last minute inspiration from our players ahead of Sunday’s British London 10k Run.

Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s Director of Environment and Digital London, visited Spurs Lodge on Friday to gain some last minute inspiration from our players ahead of Sunday’s British London 10k Run.

The Spurs fan will be taking part in the event to raise money for the Club’s official charity partner, SOS Children.

Sponsor him here at www.justgiving.com/nihalandkulveer

Michael Dawson, Heurelho Gomes and Rafael van der Vaart – who themselves are in the middle of their own pre-season training programme - were among those to give Kulveer a bit of a pep talk at our training ground.

Kulveer was set to be joined in the Run by fellow Spurs fan and close friend, Radio One DJ Nihal Arthanayake – but a slipped disc has unfortunately put paid to the latter’s participation.

However, all sponsorship monies raised so far will still go towards Kulveer’s lone effort, and he said:

“It was great to meet the first team and hear their words of encouragement. It was also great to find out that all of the players sponsor children in SOS Villages across the world. I'm gutted that my buddy Nihal has had to pull out but I will soldier on and, after two months of training, with the words of motivation ringing in my ears (especially from our captain Michael Dawson) and even a good luck slap on the back from Mr Redknapp, I will do my best on Sunday morning!”

A total of £1,590 has been raised so far, so a big thank you goes to those who have sponsored the efforts of Nihal and Kulveer.

But there is still time to raise that total for a great cause before Sunday’s big event by visiting www.justgiving.com/nihalandkulveer

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 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.

The Club has a long-term relationship with SOS Children and has financed the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur orphan house in Rustenburg, which is uniquely funded by monies received from players’ fines.