SOS collection at Lane on Sunday
Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).
On Sunday, SOS Children’s Villages will be collecting funds at White Hart Lane.
The Club has been working with SOS since last year, using monies received from players’ fines for this excellent cause. In what was believed to be a first, five years ago, the Club elected to ring-fence players’ fine monies, rather than absorb them directly into the Club’s accounts.
The Club is now using these funds to support good works in the local community via the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and to fund a children’s home in Rustenburg, South Africa.
Last year Club officials and Spurs legend Gary Mabbutt visited the new Tottenham Hotspur SOS home in Rustenburg, South Africa and met SOS workers and the first children to arrive in the Club’s nominated house.
Former Club Captain Gary Mabbutt, said: "I am impressed with the novel thinking behind using the players’ fines for this good cause and it is great to see the Club fully-supporting this project. The players have greeted this news enthusiastically and are keen to give it their support."
Rustenburg represents a new approach in creating an ideal environment in which orphaned and abandoned children can be cared for. The children are housed in a regular community, with an appointed mother, a home in a regular street and attend local schools.
The huge benefit of this approach is that the children are not separately identified as orphans and do not require re-integration when they are old enough to leave the care of SOS. They enjoy a normal childhood in a loving, supportive environment made possible by this extraordinary organisation with which your Club is proud to be associated.
SOS Children’s Villages International already works in 124 countries around the world and runs 450 SOS Children’s Villages and 342 Youth Homes. The charity cares for more than 60,000 children and provides 100,000 children with an education in its nurseries, primary and secondary schools.