Winners at Football Business Awards 2014
07 November 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
We are pleased to announce that the Club has been recognised at this year’s Football Business Awards, picking up the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Scheme for our work with ‘Get to know cancer’.
Since the 2013-14 Premier League season, the Club has committed to supporting major NHS campaign ‘Get to know cancer’ which aims to save up to 1,000 lives in London each year by raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and promoting the importance of early diagnosis.
With the backing of Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and following an overwhelming response from fans in the first season, the Club extended its partnership with ‘Get to know cancer’ into the 2014-15 campaign.
Players and staff at the Club have been actively promoting awareness and early detection of cancer symptoms with a clear message that cancer is ‘treatable, even beatable’ if detected early.
Dr Andy Mitchell, Regional Medical Director, NHS England (London) said: "We are thrilled and delighted that Tottenham Hotspur FC has been recognised for its important work with us on the Get to Know Cancer campaign.
"The Club has worked tirelessly to use its high profile to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer and promote early diagnosis among fans and the community.
"We estimate that at least 1,000 lives in London could be saved if cancers were spotted earlier, and there is no doubt that this campaign is making a real difference. We already know that over half of fans who took part in a survey last season said they now wait less time before seeking medical advice about changes to their health as a result of this campaign.
"Our thanks go to Tottenham Hotspur FC and all at Get to Know Cancer for their hard work in making this important project such a great success."
Simon Burton, Director of the Football Business Awards, said: “Today business and football are strongly connected, with fans taking a vested interest in events off the pitch as well as on it. Football’s role within the UK is incredibly influential with the sport able to make a real difference in communities, whether social, charitable or educational. It is important therefore that the work football undertakes is inspirational and exceptional and the entrants into this year’s FBAs reflect that.”
The Club was also nominated for ‘Best Football Club Hospitality’ and ‘Best Fan Engagement by Club’ at the prestigious awards ceremony.