Sun 11 November 2018, 15:51|Tottenham Hotspur
On Remembrance Sunday, Gary Mabbutt represented the Club at the London Borough of Haringey’s Civic Service of Remembrance held in Wood Green.
Our Ambassador and legendary former captain laid a poppy wreath at the Borough’s War Memorial as a mark of respect to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in all armed conflict, including the 16 former Spurs players that lost their lives during the Great War that ended 100 years ago today.
Gary was joined at the Service by Cllr Gina Adamou, the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council, Catherine West, MP for Wood Green and Hornsey and representatives from a number of civic and religious groups within the Borough.
It marks the culmination of this period of Remembrance, during which the Club has taken part in the following activities:
- Our players wore special edition poppy shirts in Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace, that will be signed and auctioned in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal later this week
- As part of the Woodland Trust’s ‘For Club and Country’ campaign, 16 trees were planted at our Training Centre in recognition of our 16 former players that lost their lives during the Great War
- Our players showed support for the ‘There But Not There’ campaign by being photographed with 6ft ‘Tommy’ statues representing fallen heroes
- Ledley King visited the Royal British Legion Industries village in Aylesford, Kent, to meet ex-serviceman and their families that are supported by the organisation
- 25 serving members of our Armed Forces Spurs Official Supporters’ Club were invited to our recent home match with Manchester City and formed a ‘guard of honour’ for the players before the match, with a Minute’s Silence held before kick-off
- Club-branded poppy pin badges have been on sale in all Club shops and through our online store for a minimum donation of £3.50 to the Royal British Legion
We should like to take this opportunity to thank those that have supported our activities and given generously to the Poppy appeal and other worthy causes during this period of Remembrance.