Spurs shows its charitable side

By Marco Cillario - Wed 3 February 2016, 5:38 pm

Tottenham Hotspur players and staff helped a local food bank for people living in crisis, collecting goods for donation ahead of Christmas.

Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen

Spurs collected food for the North Enfield Food Bank, which provides three meals a day for those in need. 

Goods collected included cereals, pasta and tinned meats, as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste and nappies.

Defender Jan Vertonghen delivered them on behalf of the club to the food bank, located just off the A10 in between the Hotspur Way Training Centre and White Hart Lane, the club’s ground.

There are an estimated 13 million people living below the poverty line in the UK, and the donation was distributed for Christmas to people struggling within the local community.

“It was a humbling experience,” said Vertonghen.

The Belgian defender expressed appreciation for the work done by volunteers at the food bank and complimented the generosity of people at that time of the year.

He concluded: “We spend so much time worrying about football or what the traffic is like on the way home when there are people out there suffering at Christmas, so making this donation was the least that we could do as a club and for me to make the delivery was a pleasure.”