The Club currently focuses on two charitable entities, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and SOS Children's Villages and both receive support all year round. We also continue to support local charities where possible, those in close proximity to the stadium and the training ground receiving priority.
The Club through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has a long established, productive and valued partnership with the council and the local community in an area with significant socio-economic challenges such as high unemployment and high levels of crime.
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation was established with £4.5m of funding from the Club and has since attracted more than £2m of additional funding into Haringey for its projects in the past year. The Foundation directly touches the lives of tens of thousands of people across North London.
The Foundation focuses on specialist programmes tackling key social issues:
The Northumberland Development Project now provides a unique opportunity to extend our valued role in the area.
Read more about the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
July 2011 saw the official launch of Spurs Wishes, set up to capture the work already carried out at Tottenham Hotspur by the Club’s staff, management and players for terminally ill fans.
Each year the Club receives letters and emails from friends and family of supporters who believe that Spurs can play some part in the treatment of terminally ill fans.
The Club recognises that by bringing a moment of happiness through a memorable experience like this can have a positive uplifting effect, whatever the future holds.
Spurs Wishes, which exists as a separate initiative within the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, enables the Club to make more Spurs dreams a reality for fans of all ages suffering from terminal illness within the UK.
If you have a terminally ill relative or friend who deserves to have their wish come true, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - please note each case will be considered individually by the organising committee.
The Club is proudly showing its support of NHS campaign 'Get to know Cancer' for the 2013/2014 Barclays Premier League season.
Our players and staff are actively promoting awareness and early detection of cancer symptoms throughout the campaign.
Since the 1990s, cancer has consistently been the number one health issue prioritised by the UK public. England's cancer outcomes lag behind Europe largely due to late diagnosis, and statistics show one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer.
Fear, fatalism and worry about wasting the doctor's time delay GP attendance, with men in particular 50% less likely to visit the doctor when they first notice something wrong.
'Get to know Cancer' aims to ensure every Londoner can recognise the signs and symptoms of cancer and feels confident to consult their GP as soon as they notice something unusual.
Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled over the past 40 years, and NHS England hopes an extra 1,000 lives in the capital can be saved every year.
It's something Tottenham Hotspur is determined to help the campaign achieve, with the Club adopting the strapline 'THFC - Tottenham Hotspur Fighting Cancer'.
The Club's long-term international charity commitment is a partnership with SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest orphan charity.
As part of the relationship the Club has financed the construction of the Tottenham Hotspur orphan house in Rustenburg, which is uniquely funded by monies received from players' fines.
SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg opened in 2006 in North West Province. The SOS Village is one of the first SOS 'SMI' Villages - Solid Integrated Model - which means, unlike other Villages, the houses are integrated into an existing community estate.
Children from the Rustenburg village were invited as guests of the Club to the final game of our pre-season tour of South Africa in 2011, the Vodacom Challenge Final against the Orlando Pirates. The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation have also visited the village in Rustenburg as part of its community programme.
Since 2010, the entire first team have all sponsored an SOS Children orphan from around the world as part of the Club's support for the charity. Michael Dawson had the pleasure of personally meeting the child he sponsors, Aubrey, during England’s 2010 World Cup campaign in South Africa, before a second meeting the following summer during the 2011 Vodacom Challenge.
The huge benefit of SOS Children's approach is that the children enjoy a normal childhood in a loving, supportive environment made possible by this extraordinary organisation with which your Club is proud to be associated.
The charity provides more than 70,000 children with a new home, mother and family for life in 518 unique Children's Villages around the world. A further one million families are supported by community outreach programmes. SOS Children's main role is to help children whose parents are not there for them: AIDS orphans, street children, child soldiers and children orphaned by war, poverty, illness or natural disaster.
More information on SOS Children's Villages.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club does not tolerate discrimination in any form at the Club, on the pitch or in the stands. As such, we take part in a number of anti-racism initiatives each season. Together with the rest of the football community, we proudly participate in a week of action in partnership with Kick Racism out of Football, aimed at eliminating racism from the game permanently. This is particularly important to the Club as the Tottenham area is one of the most ethnically diverse in Europe.
The Let's Kick Racism Out of Football campaign was started by the Commission for Racial Equality and the Professional Footballers' Association in 1993. It is supported by all the game's governing bodies, supporters' organisations and local authorities, and works to challenge racism at all levels of the game. The initiative is also part of the wider Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. The aim of the campaign is to challenge and eradicate racism from all areas and at all levels of the game.
For more information, visit www.kickitout.org.
Show Racism the Red Card, part of the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) network, is an anti-racist charity established in January 1996 with the aim of using Professional footballers as anti-racist role models.
Although racism is on the decline in professional football, it is unfortunately on the increase in British and European society. The aim of the campaign is to combat racism through anti-racist education, and professional footballers are showing the way in terms of making a stand and fighting racism.
The campaign has been able to involve hundreds of top footballers and managers, and has harnessed the high profile of these role models to combat racism.
More information on Show Racism the Red Card.
The Club receives charity requests daily from many organizations and individuals.
Such is the demand for signed material and support for charitable causes it is, regrettably, impossible to fulfil every request. The Club has a central policy so as to provide clarity and ensure fairness.
Please note that in order for your charitable request to be considered, we must receive it at least two weeks prior to your event.
Details of our chosen charities can be seen below. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact email@example.com.
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