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Spurs: Club and trust team up to support foodbanks

Tottenham Hotspur and the club’s supporters’ trust have joined forces in a new partnership which will support local foodbanks – the latest example of fan work in the field.

Spurs, their charitable foundation and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) have launched a joint fundraising initiative to help North Enfield and Tottenham foodbanks throughout the coming year.

Co-chair of the trust Kat Law said: “Spurs fans have already demonstrated both their outstanding generosity and their appreciation of the vital role performed by foodbanks by donating over £50,000 so far this winter.

“It’s a cause we at the trust are extremely passionate about. No one should be living in food poverty in the UK in this day and age.

“We’re delighted to collaborate with the club to amplify our combined work in this area.”

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said the club had been inspired by the efforts of “inspired by the efforts of staff and volunteers at our local foodbanks”.

“It is great for the club and its foundation to be working with our official supporters’ trust on this initiative and we are sure this is something our fans will be keen to support,” he said.

Earlier this season, the Trussell Trust reported a huge spike in demand for foodbank services across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foodbanks provide emergency food and support to people living in poverty – currently more than 14 million people in the UK – including 4.5 million children.

Manager of North Enfield foodbank Kerry Coe said: “We have seen a huge rise in people needing and using our services.

“Tottenham Hotspur have consistently been a support to us, even before the pandemic.

“More than ever we have seen the community come together to support our foodbank. We are so thankful to you for all of your support.”

Football fans have been leading supporters of foodbanks in recent years and if there’s any activity around foodbanks around your club, we’d love to hear about it – so get in touch.

Fans can make donations via a “text-to-donate” service that will be regularly promoted by the club and trust around matchdays. To make a donation text COYSFOODBANK 3 to 70085 to donate £3 or change that number to donate a different amount. Texts cost the amount of your donation plus one standard rate message. Find out more here.

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