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We wish everybody a safe passage through this difficult time and hope to see you all safe and well at an event in the future.
A brilliant evening of belly aching laughter was had at the dinner with Henry "Blowers" Blofeld. The iconic English commentator regaled us with hilarious anecdotes told in his unique turn of phrase. He also presented the Foundation Trustees with £700 raised from a previous UTP event. A great evening to end our years events with and our sincere thanks to Under The Posts, Chris Cowdrey, Paul Coyte, and everyone else who has continued to support us.
Nov 15th saw the legendary Harry Redknapp return to have us in stitches. Last year we enjoyed Harry days before he went into The Jungle and this year we got the stories from behind the scenes. His insight into football is unrivalled and his sense of humour makes the perfect Friday lunchtime. Great funds raised for the Foundation as well as smiles on all the guests faces.
Nov 13th - saw Glenn Hoddle return to entertain us. We were delighted to see Glenn looking fully recovered and in very relaxed form.
The Spurs and England legend is always one to be at, and he didn't disappoint with fascinating and hilarious stories from his time with England and his early days at Spurs.
Ably assisted by long term friend and former teammate John Pratt, while the microphone was as ever mastered by Paul Coyte - a brilliant evening with a lot of funds raised. Thank you Glenn as ever for your support.
Wow is all we can say. Our best golf day yet. Big thanks to Tony at UTP, The team at the Belfry, all those that came and supported, especially Axis Capital, but mostly to Kevin Keegan who was great fun, great company, and a fantastic supporter of the day & The Foundation (even making a personal donation). The Foundation team came 4th but everyone had great fun, even if some of the golf needed some work.
Having provided funding to the excellent KEEN London we were delighted to get a thank you and extensive positive feedback from many of the kids parents that benefitted from the Foundations support.
Delighted to now be funding a further project for them in South London to expand the scope of help they provide to young people in London.
Foundation co-founder, Charlie Goldsmith, completed an amazing achievement when he undertook the Trailwalker challenge.
Charlie completed the 100 kilometre course in 22 hours 30 mins going through the pain barrier and showing great mental strength. Its a fantastic achievement and Charlie, pictured receiving his medal from Colonel Stoy of the Queens Ghurka Regiment, raised around £700 for the Foundation.
The Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing of David Oliver, aged 80, on the 21st of August.
David was a lifelong Spurs fan who will be remembered as a kind man with a sharp wit and dry sense of humour. David's own values and codes in life were very much aligned to the core values of the Foundation and his request was for donations to the Foundation at his funeral instead of flowers.
The funeral was a lovely occasion with so much love shown for David and topped off by the congregation singing “Glory, Glory Tottenham Hotspur” as the family left the church.
Over £1000 was raised from the Funeral and the Foundation is extremely grateful to the family and friends for this generous donation.
Our thoughts and wishes are with Davids family and friends at this time.
Everyone who attended the evening before the Lords Test Match with Merv Hughes and Michael Vaughan will have probably just stopped laughing. A fantastic evening with valuable funds raised for the Foundation. Our thanks as ever to Mike for his continued support and to Merv for being a fantastic guest.
The annual Lillywhite charity cricket day was held as ever at the stunning Wormsley Cricket in the grounds of the Getty Estate. This year the Foundation team made the final being narrowly beaten by Hayes CC. Thanks as ever to Tony & UTP, Ben Hutton, Devon Malcolm, David Nash, Robert Croft, Paul Coyte, George Chuter, and Panny Lawrence of Nao Group who sponsored the day.
Despite strong challenges from our sports celebs, Ossie Ardiles & Michael Vaughan, along with TalkSport 2 host Paul Coyte, it was Dave V who held his nerve and claimed the title. Dave became the 5th different winner & was presented his 'Cup' by former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm. The final league table can be seen on the Prediction League page
At a Lillywhite event in the Middle East, Clare Summerfield, Senior Partner at Elliot Lloyd, an IFA business across Europe & Charlie Goldsmith of Lillywhite International donated all their winnings from the evenings lottery & raffle games.
The All Black legend, Sean Fitzpatrick, aided the cause of the Foundation with a Hakka Lunch. Sean taught the whole room the Hakka and regaled us with great stories from his playing days
Michael Vaughan, Steve Harmison, and Matthew Hoggard entertained the crowd at Balls Brothers with stories from the famous 2005 Ashes Series
Legendary entertainer, and Spurs fan, Bobby Davro, again provided the laughs & songs at the Under The Posts / Lillywhite Foundation Christmas fundraiser. A brilliant evening as always & plenty of funds raised..
The Foundation was terribly sad to hear the news that Ruth Strauss, wife of former England Cricket Captain, Andrew Strauss, who is a Patron of the Foundation passed away. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Andrew, Sam, and Luca, and all of Andrews and Ruths families at this sad time.
A truly spectacular lunch with the most entertaining man around - Harry Redknapp was simply fantastic. He had the audience in stitches and gave wonderful insight as to what goes on behind the scenes in modern Premier League clubs. Brilliant funds raised for Lillywhite Foundation and we can't thank Harry enough
Lillywhite Foundation with Under The Posts hosted the Spurs Legends Lunch. Gary Mabbutt MBE was Spurs Captain for a decade, Martin Chivers was one of the greatest strikers of his time, & Ray Clemence one of Englands finest goalkeepers. The guys were amazing & expertly questioned by maestro of the mic Paul Coyte. The queues for autographs & pictures stretched all the way around the room & we thank them immensely for their support.
A wonderful Under The Posts evening with some of Englands greatest batsman of the modern game - Jonathan Trott, and Ian Bell but centre stage was former England Captain Sir Alistair Cook. The guys were great sports with their stories and The Lillywhite Foundation thanks them for their amazing support
The Foundation recently supported Youth Space - a London charity which helps children living in Hackney in disadvantaged circumstances to go away to a sports and recreation summer camp. A recent letter to the Trustees thanking the Lillywhite Foundation makes it all worth the hard work.
A wonderful lunch with the Test Match Special team. Jonathan Agnew was fantastic & entertained the crowd with wonderful stories. Alongside the legendary Peter Baxter, & Charles Dagnell, we thank them for showing their support for the Lillywhite Foundation.
The Foundation sweepstake came to an end as France lifted the World Cup on Sunday. Congratulations to Tony Andrews who won. Also well done's to runners up Ian Ferguson, Dan Granger & Paul Stanfield.
We are delighted to announce The Lillywhite Foundation is now enrolled with AmazonSmile which donates 0.5% of the net purchase price when you buy something on Amazon. This is a fantastic development for the Foundation.
Our Lillywhite Foundation Golf Day at the Belfry was held in glorious sunny conditions on Tues June 12th.
72 players attempted the Ryder Cup Brabazon Course, with The Foundation teams being Captained by former England Cricket Captain Michael Vaughan,
and former England Cricketer and BBCs Question of Sport Captain, Phil Tufnell. Also taking part and lending their support was former England Rugby hooker George Chuter, and member of the Test Match Special team Charles Dagnell.
It was a great day and great fun, and our thanks go to Michael and Phil especially, George and Daggers.
A huge thanks to Tony Andrews and the whole team at Under The Posts for arranging such a good event which raised valuable funds for the Foundation and raised awareness of the Foundation's activity.
Charles Dagnell (former Cricketer & now part of BBC Test Match Special team), George Chuter (former England rugby hooker), and John Ferguson (Lillywhite) present the winning team with their trophies and well deserved bubbly.
Set in the grounds of Sir Paul Getty's Estate in Buckinghamshire, Wormsley is often described as the most beautiful place to play cricket. The Lillywhite Foundation 8 took part in the annual 8 a side charity day and performed very well. Narrowly missing a place in the final.
Former England pace bowler, Devon Malcolm, presented our own Charlie Goldsmith with the coveted, no expense spared, Cup. Charlie led the league from just before Christmas & brilliantly held on to stay there beating the likes of Glenn Hoddle and Ossie Ardiles.
A wonderful UTP lunch with football legend, Kevin Keegan, helped raise the Foundation profile. A real gentleman and all round nice guy entertained with inspirational stories. Thank You Kevin
The Trustees recently received a lovely letter from one of the projects the Foundation has funded that tells how the project has used our funds to get over 350 kids into cricket lessons and fun sessions. Lovely to hear that The Lillywhite Foundation is helping make a difference
May 18th sees the Lillywhite Foundation Cricket team in action at the stunning Wormsley Cricket Ground in the grounds of the Getty Estate. With a Hutton and a Cowdrey in the Foundation team we are looking to improve on previous years in this 8 a side tournament that raises funds for both The Lillywhite Foundation & The Lord Taverners.
Another wonderful lunch arranged by Under The Posts saw British Boxing Legend Frank Bruno lend his considerable weight to the fund raising activity. A fantastic lunch from a British sporting legend whose infectious laugh had the audience in hysterics. Enormous thanks to Frank for his support to the Foundation.
Glenn Hoddle, former Spurs and England legend, entertained the crowd at Balls Brothers as Under The Posts and The Lillywhite Foundation enjoyed another great event.
Former Spurs legend John Pratt was also there to lend voice to Glenn's anecdotes and insights. Expertly hosted as ever by our very own Paul Coyte and glued together by former England Cricket Captain Chris Cowdrey the evening was a wonderful success with over £3,000 raised for the Lillywhite Foundation. A signed Harry Kane shirt was just one of the great items that generous guests bought in the auction. We ran out of time and so fingers crossed Glenn will come back and do "part 2" in the future.
Our gratitude and thanks go to Glenn, John, Paul Coyte, Chris Cowdrey & Tony and the team at Under The Posts and of course to all the guests for helping to make the event such a success.
Huge thanks to the gentleman that paid £2,000 for the Harry Kane signed shirt donated by Lillywhite International.
Next up we have a Jimmy Greaves signed collection including a copy of his original Spurs contract.
The Foundation was delighted to benefit from a wonderful lunch with our very own Ossie Ardiles & Arsenal legend Ray Parlour. Paul Coyte & Chris Cowdrey hosted proceedings, with TalkSports Mike Parry also joining in.
A generous donation from Ossie of a signed Maradona shirt, and LIL's donation of a beautiful limited edition book "Drawing the 92" saw over £3,000 raised.
ENORMOUS thanks to Dave who bid a generous £1,000 for a PBCC Cricket Shirt signed by Chris Cowdrey, Sir Garfield Sobers, Mike Gatting, Angus Fraser, Sean Pollock, Graeme Swann, Geoff Miller, Barry Richards, Michael Holding, Shane Warne, Michael Vaughan, Sir Ian Botham & David Gower. The generous donation for this unique piece of cricket memorabilia is gratefully received.
The Lillywhite Foundation was delighted to present Mik Stary and Chris Pearce of Kriket Academie with a cheque for £2,000
The funds will allow the Kriket Academie to continue its excellent work running cricket coaching & summer camps for school children.
We are delighted to increase our partnership with charity event specialists Under The Posts. Throughout 2018 we will be holding a number of events with UTP.
UTP have helped raise over £3m for their supported charities and The Lillywhite Foundation is delighted to be working with Tony and the team at UTP through 2018.
Many thanks to Gibraltar based Pension Trustees, EFPG, for their fantastic and generous £2,000 donation.
The Foundation is very grateful for their support.
Match worn South Africa ODI shirt from Hashim Amla. Kindly donated by SA legend Shaun Pollock. This signed shirt is being auctioned to raise funds for the Foundation. email to make a bid.
The legendary Sir Garfield Sobers presents Foundation Trustee, Ian, with a cheque for £5,000 raised through events with our partners Under The Posts
Legendary Football commentator, John Motson OBE, enthralled the crowd with his stories from 50 years of the BBC at a lunch which helped the Lillywhite Foundation
Spurs & Argentina legends, Ossie Ardiles & Ricky Villa held a lunch in aid of the Foundation. Ossie is a patron of the charity and together with his old friend Ricardo Villa entertained a packed house with wonderful stories.
Our Q&A host, Spurs very own Paul Coyte, brought the best out of the two footballing legends and a tremendous lunch raised over £5,000.
The queue for photos at the end was unprecedented and we give our immense thanks to both Ossie & Ricky for their time and patience
After months of hard work, the Foundation is launched ... the first part of our vision.
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The Lillywhite Foundation is a company limited by guarantee established and registered in England & Wales (registered number: 10633481) whose registered office is at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, United Kingdom. The Lillywhite Foundation is entered on the Register of Charities supervised by the Charities Commission of England & Wales under number 1176109 and its objects are, among others, “to advance young people in life by the provision of grants, donations or subsidies for (a) the provision of recreational and leisure time activities provided in the interest of social welfare, designed to improve their conditions of life; and (b) providing support and activities which develop their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals”.
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