The Tottenham Tribute Trust, together with Tottenham Hotspur, are delighted to be hosting Roger Hoy’s wife, Julia and other family members at today’s match against Crystal Palace.
Roger came through our Academy and played 12 games for the club under Bill Nicholson between 1965-68 before transferring to this afternoon’s opponents, spending two years at Selhurst Park.
After retiring from football, Roy and Julia emigrated to New South Wales, Australia, where they still reside today.
Sadly, Roger is receiving long-term nursing care as he suffers with Lewy’s Body dementia.
Julia was able to contact the TTT entirely due to events and coverage of The Finale match at White Hart Lane, when the Club’s shirt sponsor AIA generously agreed to allow the TTT logo be placed alongside their name on the players’ match shirts and warm up tops.
Far away, literally on the other side of the world, Julia was watching the match, saw the logo and decided to research the Tottenham Tribute Trust. She made contact with them and they are delighted to have been able to offer some much-needed support to both Roger and the family.
The Spurs family is spread across the globe, and with support from both the Club and its sponsors, the TTT was able to reach out and offer a helping hand when needed.
Julia is accompanied by her brother and her grandson, who follow in the family tradition of supporting Spurs.
Julia commented: “Having read up on the work the Tribute Trust does for Tottenham’s former players, I decided to make contact. Their swift and professional action led to some much-needed help for Roger and our family. I want to place on record my thanks to Tottenham Hotspur and the Tribute Trust for all they have done for us. Living on the other side of the world was no obstacle and it shows just how we are a big, global, happy family”
Our Chairman, Daniel Levy, added: “We continue to work closely with the Tribute Trust and their work ensures our former players are able to receive much needed help.”
Tottenham Tribute Trust chairman, Jonathan Adelman, said: ‘Our sincere thanks go to everyone at the Club for donating the hospitality today for Julia and her family, and for enabling a memorable experience for them all. This entire story illustrates succinctly the power of being able to project the name of our unique charity into the public domain, both here and abroad.’
The Tottenham Tribute Trust, a registered charity, was established by the Club and founder Trustees in 2002 and is the first of its kind. It is run by a board of independent, voluntary Trustees, often in conjunction with the work of the PFA. The TTT has quietly and compassionately assisted dozens of former players and staff in difficult times, alleviating need, offering assistance and providing much welcomed support.
You can help our former players by donating via our website at www.tottenhamtt.org/tottenham-tribute-trust-donations/
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