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Tottenham Hotspur add their support to our Mums Matter campaign

Mums Matter Ambassador Scott Parker
Mums Matter Ambassador Scott Parker

Tottenham Hotspur football club have recently announced that they are backing Mums Matter, our campaign to raise awareness of the role that over 5,000 SOS Mothers play in improving the lives of thousands of orphaned and abandoned children around the world.

The Mums Matter campaign has now finished. Curious about SOS Mothers? You can still find out about these extraordinary women and the fantastic work they do.

Every player already sponsors a child who has found a home with SOS Children as part of the Club’s partnership with our charity. Now, they have added their support to our campaign to encourage their fans to help us to give more children around the world a great mum and the best possible opportunity to lead a happy, successful and fulfilling life.

Player Scott Parker is the Mums Matter Ambassador for Spurs, and believes that the upbringing he received from his mother has been key to his professional success. The midfielder explains why the campaign is close to his heart: "I couldn't have achieved what I wanted in my career without the support and dedication of my mum.  So for me, it is unimaginable to think that so many children worldwide are growing up without the love and care of parents and especially mothers, that's why I'm supporting the Mums Matter campaign.”

Scott says that the whole Club are fully behind the campaign: “All the players here at Tottenham Hotspur are proud to be supporting Mums Matter because we believe every child has the right to a loving family. All around the world, SOS mothers are providing love and care for some of the most vulnerable children, so I'll be asking everyone I know to get behind the campaign so that even more children can have a family for life."

During the campaign, Spurs will feature stories of SOS mothers and the children they care for across their online media, in matchday programmes and on White Hart Lane’s big screen at home games.

The campaign partnership will culminate at their home match with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday 29th April. Spurs players will warm up for the game in campaign t-shirts and a percentage of all sales from Club merchandise stores that day will be donated to SOS Children. Supporters can also donate via text to 70070, with the text ‘MUMS55’ and the amount they wish to donate.

Mums matter logoSpurs have supported our work since 2007, helping to fund and construct the SOS Children's Village in Rustenburg, South Africa. One particular house in the Village, the 'Spurs House', is uniquely funded by monies received from players' fines, and provides orphaned children in Rustenburg with a family and an SOS mother they can call their own.

Join us on www.facebook.com/soschildren and www.twitter.com/sos_children to keep updated with the latest news about our partnership with Spurs, and keep your eye out for a video of the players talking about their mums, coming soon!