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Tottenham’s Elevator Programme Gets Funds from William Hill
- April 18, 2017 By Riley Wilson -
Football is arguably the world’s most popular sports and the game has long been more than just 22 men chasing a ball around the pitch as the majority of fans think of it as a form of religion.
The influence this game can have on a local community is great, so it comes as no surprise that football clubs have various initiatives aimed at helping young people.
Helping the Local Community
One such initiative is called the ‘Elevator Programme’ and is developed by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and the Spurs ‘ Foundation, with the main goal of helping unemployed young people in London Borough of Haringey find a job.
Tottenham Hotspur is a football club with tradition dating back to 1882. The Spurs, as the club is commonly referred to, is based in Haringey, which is the same borough where the White Heart Lane is located.
The target group is the young people age 18-24, who will be trained and educated in order to gain the necessary skills needed to find jobs.
William Hill Joins the Ranks
Bookmaker William Hill just announced it will support this initiative with a £100,000 grant, which will be used to fund the programme-related activities, as a part of its recently launched ‘Close to HOME’ community and social initiative.
‘Close to HOME’ is intended to give a positive contribution to local communities where the company has its properties.
Grant Cornwell, the chief executive officer of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said the club was committed to help local communities deal with the current problems. He added they were delighted that William Hill would give its support to the latest initiative.
Bill South, Security and Community Affairs Director stated William Hill was proud to be a part of the Elevator Programme, which reaffirmed the company commitment to help both the individuals and the community in whole.
William Hill was founded in 1934, during the time when gambling was illegal in the UK. Today, it is a well-known and greatly respected name in the industry, employing more than 16,000 people in nine countries, across four continents.