Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino solidified his reputation as one of football’s ‘nice guys’ this week when he sent a hand-signed card to Spurs fan Craig Sawyer, who is battling pancreatic cancer and cystic fibrosis.
A fund-raising cycle ride is being done in Sawyer’s honour on the 21st of September. The ‘Tour de Trigger’ will be a one hundred and fifty-mile cycle from the White Horse pub in Beyton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. All the money raised will be equally split between Pancreatic Cancer UK and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
The Bury Free Press report that Pochettino sent a card to Sawyer saying: “I should like to take this opportunity to send you my best wishes on behalf of all of the staff and players at the club. We hope that you are managing to keep your spirits up and want you to know that we are all behind you!”
Over six thousand pounds has already been raised, which has well exceeded the goal of four thousand pounds. This is a fantastic amount of money that has been raised and Sawyer is ‘inspired’ because of the support he has received.
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A big part of the recent projects surrounding the new training ground and stadium have also been about providing new jobs and rejuvinating the Tottenham area. The Spurs players also do a lot of charity work and trips to schools and hospitals as part of their work for the club. It is great to see the gaffer now reaching out and taking his time to write such a nice letter. It’s a classy touch from Pochettino and will hopefully help raise money for the fund-raiser. If you would like to donate, a Virgin Money Giving page has been set up for the event.
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