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Jimmy Greaves - update

29 February 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

In respect of the funding of Jimmy Greaves’ treatment and care we feel that it is important for our fans to have absolute clarity on the level of support the Club provides to Jimmy and his family.

Several years ago the Club set up and funded the Tottenham Tribute Trust (TTT) to specifically assist ex-players. We have a long track record of providing such assistance, not all of which we talk about publicly in the interests of preserving the dignity of the player and family concerned. The Trustees of the TTT work tirelessly to ensure that funds are appropriately assigned and that the support is seamless. Medical care providers are often paid direct removing any stress or worry from the player receiving care.

The TTT and the Club have been working closely with the Greaves family to ensure his needs are met while he continues his recovery.

To date, through the TTT, we have contributed towards rehabilitation costs for Jimmy to have private therapy, necessary transport to receive further intense treatment in London together with a required procedure, and the purchase of equipment to aid his quality of life now he is permanently home.

In addition, along with the Professional Footballers’ Association, who are also assisting with Jimmy’s recovery, we have co-funded the installation of a wet room at Jimmy's home.

We have recently confirmed that Jimmy will be inducted into our Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 20, along with another Club great, Steve Perryman. Jimmy was originally set to be inducted last year but the event was unfortunately postponed after he fell ill.

Proceeds from the evening will be made available through the Tottenham Tribute Trust to Jimmy and his family.

“We are all very grateful and indebted to the Tottenham Tribute Trust, the charity created and supported by Tottenham Hotspur, for their ongoing and invaluable support for Dad. This has very much aided his continuing recovery,” said Jimmy’s son Danny, on behalf of the Greaves family.

“The Tribute Trust has provided great support to our family, staying in close contact and visiting Dad during his recent stay in The Wellington Hospital. Further thanks are extended to the PFA, who work closely with the TTT.

“It is a great comfort to know that Club Legends are never forgotten.”