Spurs football fans could win a football signed by the entire Tottenham Hotspurs team in a new raffle fundraising for LGBT+ young people’s charity Just Like Us.
The official Spurs football has been by the current 2020/21 squad and will be awarded to one lucky ticket holder in the raffle, which is open internationally and there are unlimited £2 tickets available until Sunday, 14th March 2021 at 20:00 (GMT).
All proceeds raised will go to Just Like Us, the charity for LGBT+ young people, which works directly with schools to make education more inclusive and improve the lives of LGBT+ young people through initiatives such as School Diversity Week.
Enter the raffle here.
The fundraiser was launched at Proud Lilywhites’ virtual party celebrating the group’s seventh birthday.
Spurs’ official LGBT+ supporters association, Proud Lilywhites, has organised the fundraiser in light of Just Like Us’ new research that found LGBT+ young people are more than twice as likely to worry about their mental health daily than their non-LGBT+ peers.
Co-chair of Proud Lilywhites and Just Like Us trustee, Chris Paouros, says: "We want to use the power of football to raise as much money as possible for Just Like Us. The LGBT+ education work they do in schools and colleges across the UK is crucial, particularly during this time of mental health crisis for so many of our young people. We really hope that plenty of Spurs fans will buy a £2 ticket to win the signed ball so that together we can help to make education more inclusive and improve the lives of LGBT+ young people."
CEO of Just Like Us, Dominic Arnall, says: “We’re incredibly grateful to Proud Lilywhites and everyone at Spurs who have made this fantastic fundraiser possible.
“We’re sure this will make a lucky football fan very happy and the fundraiser will help improve the lives of LGBT+ young people who are really struggling at this time.
“Our new research shows that LGBT+ young people’s mental health is disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and lockdowns – they are twice as likely to feel lonely and more than twice as likely to worry for their mental health on a daily basis during the pandemic than their non-LGBT+ peers.
“One in four LGBT+ secondary school pupils are also experiencing daily tensions in the place they are living. It’s vital that these young people get the support they need, and we’re so thankful to Proud Lilywhites for organising this brilliant fundraiser.”
Tickets for the raffle can be purchased at: http://bit.ly/2ZZfRUS
Proud Lilywhites: www.proudlilywhites.wordpress.com
Just Like Us’ new research: www.justlikeus.org/single-post/lgbt-young-people-mental-health-coronavirus
Sign up for School Diversity Week 2021: www.justlikeus.org/school-diversity-week