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Club to raise awareness of local Foodbanks at Rennes match

Players’ shirts to feature text-to-donate message ahead of Christmas

Wed 08 December 2021, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur

We will be promoting our ongoing fundraising initiative for local Foodbanks on the back of our players’ shirts during our decisive UEFA Europa Conference League match against Stade Rennais on Thursday (9 December).

In the run-up to Christmas, and as demand on the services of Foodbanks remains high, the Tottenham Foodbank logo will appear on the shirts with a text-to-donate message, seen by a potential TV audience of millions.

The fundraising campaign was launched back in January, in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, enabling fans to make a donation by texting COYSFOODBANK plus an amount to 70085* (for example, text COYSFOODBANK 10 to donate £10).

Since then, the campaign has had visibility at all home matches and on Club social media channels, with Tottenham Foodbank regularly holding matchday collections for fans to donate much-needed items at the nearby Tottenham Community Sports Centre.

All monies raised by the fundraiser is split between Tottenham Foodbank and North Enfield Foodbank, both of whom the Club has had a long-standing relationship with.

Club Ambassador Ledley King recently spent time with volunteers at Tottenham Foodbank to find out more about the incredible work being done to support those living in crisis within the Club’s local communities.

Ahead of Christmas, the Club will make its annual delivery of items donated by players and staff to both Foodbanks and is also planning a 24-hour fundraiser on our Twitch channel.

Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We remain in awe of the incredible work being done by our local Foodbanks to help those most vulnerable within our communities. Although our fundraiser is throughout the year, we understand how difficult Christmas will be for so many and having this important message on our shirts tomorrow could make a huge difference.”

Tonye Philemon, Tottenham Foodbank Manager: “The Club's fundraiser and this special shirt sends a powerful message to neighbours in need that Spurs fans have got their back this Christmas. With your continued support we will put an end to the need for foodbanks in Tottenham. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Kerry Coe, Manager, North Enfield Foodbank, said: “The Club’s support of the North Enfield Foodbank is greatly valued and the fundraiser makes such a difference to those in the local community facing a crisis situation. With the support of the Club, supporters and local community, together we can work towards an end to food poverty in Enfield.”

Pete Haine, Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, said: “We are proud to have been supporting Tottenham Foodbank since its creation in November, 2019, and are grateful to all of our members and the wider fanbase for raising funds to assist the great work Foodbanks undertake. We stand with the Club in encouraging our fans to donate items at matchday collections and via the text giving service, or to donate their time as a volunteer.”

Fans are also able to make donations to either foodbank online via their dedicated fundraising pages.

*Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message. Donations can be made from UK-registered phone numbers only.