Tottenham Hotspur FC is asking people of all ages to 'do something amazing' during World Orphan Week (February 8-14) and help give orphaned and abandoned children a family for life. The Club's entire first team and management have backed the campaign and each has signed up to sponsor an SOS child in one of three countries - Haiti, South Africa and China.
Haiti, South Africa and China are three areas with specific relevance to Spurs.The Club has had a long-term relationship with SOS Children in South Africa having built an SOS family house in Rustenburg. During the Club's pre-season tour to China, ahead of the 2009/10 season, members of the first team visited orphans at the newly opened SOS Village in Beijing. And with so many of SOS Children's resources being channelled to Haiti following the recent earthquake, there's an increasing and pressing need to support the charity's efforts in the country.
SOS Children has been the Club's global charity partner since 2007 and the Club has helped fund and construct the charity's orphan Village in Rustenburg including the development of the Tottenham Hotspur House. The 'Spurs House', which is uniquely funded by monies received from players' fines, now provides orphaned children in Rustenburg with a family they can call their own.
CLICK HERE - to support World Orphan Week, make a donation or even sponsor a child. No deductions are made from the sponsors' payments for administration and 100% of your donation will go towards helping the child.
The Club dedicated last saturday's match against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane around promoting and raising awareness of the campaign.
SOS Children would like to say an enormous thank you to the Club for all their support.