Official Tottenham Hotspur Charity Partners
We are proud of the considerable work that we do off the pitch in support of charitable causes, using the power of football and the global appeal of Tottenham Hotspur to make a positive difference to the lives of people both at home and abroad.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is the primary focus of the Club’s charitable commitments.
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has a long established, productive and valued partnership with its local communities where there are significant socio-economic challenges alongside aspirations, potential, talent and opportunity to create, deliver and sustain positive change.
The Foundation focuses on specialist programmes:
- Improving achievement
- Building community cohesion
- Promoting healthy lifestyles
- Supporting people with disabilities
The Foundation has a long established, productive and valued partnership with the council and the local community in an area with significant socio-economic challenges such as high unemployment and high levels of crime. The Foundation directly touches the lives of tens of thousands of people across North London.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice
The Club is proudly supporting Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice - North London’s only ‘hospice-at-home’ service for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.
The partnership aims to raise awareness of the charity’s work and drive recruitment of volunteers to further enhance the service it has provided to families across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Hertsmere since 1999.
Children in the care of Noah’s Ark have a range of conditions and often complex needs. The services provided by the hospice aim to help children, their siblings and parents make the most of the time they have together and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.
Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice relies on volunteers in the community to significantly boost the help available for families - from reading to children and helping brothers and sisters with homework to household chores such as gardening, DIY work, ironing and collecting groceries. This support is vital to parents trying to stay on top of family life while caring for a seriously unwell child.
July 2011 saw the official launch of Spurs Wishes, set up to capture the work already carried out at Tottenham Hotspur by the Club’s staff, management and players for terminally ill fans.
Each year the Club receives letters and emails from friends and family of supporters who believe that Spurs can play some part in the treatment of terminally ill fans.
The Club recognises that by bringing a moment of happiness through a memorable experience like this can have a positive uplifting effect, whatever the future holds.
Spurs Wishes, which exists as a separate initiative within the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, enables the Club to make more Spurs dreams a reality for fans of all ages suffering from terminal illness within the UK.
If you have a terminally ill relative or friend who deserves to have their wish come true, please email email@example.com - please note each case will be considered individually by the organising committee.
Let's Kick Racism Out of Football
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club does not tolerate discrimination in any form at the Club, on the pitch or in the stands. As such, we take part in a number of anti-racism initiatives each season. Together with the rest of the football community, we proudly participate in a week of action in partnership with Kick Racism out of Football, aimed at eliminating racism from the game permanently. This is particularly important to the Club as the Tottenham area is one of the most ethnically diverse in Europe.
The Let's Kick Racism Out of Football campaign was started by the Commission for Racial Equality and the Professional Footballers' Association in 1993. It is supported by all the game's governing bodies, supporters' organisations and local authorities, and works to challenge racism at all levels of the game. The initiative is also part of the wider Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. The aim of the campaign is to challenge and eradicate racism from all areas and at all levels of the game.
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card, part of the FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) network, is an anti-racist charity established in January 1996 with the aim of using professional footballers as anti-racist role models.
Although racism is on the decline in professional football, it is unfortunately on the increase in British and European society. The aim of the campaign is to combat racism through anti-racist education, and professional footballers are showing the way in terms of making a stand and fighting racism.
The campaign has been able to involve hundreds of top footballers and managers, and has harnessed the high profile of these role models to combat racism.