Tottenham is hosting an online auction to help support local students with mental health.
The money raised will be used to fund full-time counseling at the London Academy of Excellence (LAE) in Tottenham, the state-funded sixth-grade college that is part of the club’s stadium development program.
Awards include the boots Heung Min-Son wore in December’s 2-0 win over Arsenal, in which the South Korean striker scored the first goal.
A signed Moussa Sissoko jersey from the Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford is another prize, along with jerseys and boots signed by Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Hugo Lloris, among others.
The club also offers the opportunity to take the Dare Skywalk over 46 meters above the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium accompanied by First Team Assistant Ledley King.
LAET students strive to get places at top universities in the face of economic difficulties and pressures.
Sponsored by Tottenham Hotspur and Highgate School, the college was recently named College of the Year of Sixth Grade by the Sunday Times. 66 percent of its students won positions at Russell Group universities on this year’s A-Level results, including six in Oxford and five in Cambridge.
Another 10 students were offered Oxbridge places in the next academic year, with more than 80 percent holding offers at Russell Group universities.
This is despite the school’s location in one of the two percent of the most disadvantaged districts in the country.
Jan Balon, Headmaster of LAE Tottenham, said: “Good mental health is essential to thrive in life.
“The level of support in this area is growing – both due to the increase in student numbers and the demand for these services – and to reduce waiting times, we need additional counseling to support young people suffering from the effects of the pandemic.
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“COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities and many members of our student body have experienced extreme financial hardship, parenting job losses, and bereavement in their immediate families. We want to make sure we can do the best we can to help them during this time can thrive. ” and beyond LAE Tottenham. “
Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director of Tottenham added, “This is something that everyone at the club cares about – as demonstrated by the incredible generosity of our players in donating such high quality prizes to this auction.
“We are very proud of the LAE Tottenham staff and students who have achieved such incredible results over the past few years, and we want to ensure that our local young people continue to receive the best possible support alongside their studies during these difficult times.”
The full list of items can be found on the club’s eBay page. The auction will run until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26th.