Tottenham Hotspur supports CWGCs Living Memory Project
20 October 2016
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Mousa Dembélé, joined local primary school students, members of the community and the Club’s Supporters’ Trust at an event held at the CWGC war grave plot in Tottenham Cemetery on Wednesday, October 19. The event was in support of the CWGC Living Memory Project.
As part of the project, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation worked with Year 6 students from Wilbury Primary School in Edmonton to discover the stories of four British & Commonwealth servicemen buried at Tottenham Cemetery.
The students presented their findings on the day and took part in a remembrance service at the war graves – during which Belgian international Dembélé laid a wreath on behalf of Tottenham Hotspur, the Last Post was played and a minute’s silence observed.
The event kicked off the club’s remembrance campaign in support of this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal – climaxing in Tottenham’s Premier League home match with Leicester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday October 29.
Serving members of the Armed Forces will be invited to the match and a fundraising drive for the charity will be held.
Dembélé said: “It is great that our Foundation has been able to work with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to educate our local young people about such a big part of this country’s history.
“The Club places huge importance on remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict and it takes on added significance this year with it being 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.
“It is also important for me to represent the Club at Tottenham Cemetery to pay my respects and we shall be doing so with our fans before the match against Leicester on October 29, as well as helping raise money for a fantastic cause.”
Living Memory aims to raise awareness with the British public about the 300,000 war memorials across the UK.