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Fancy the chance to win a one-of-a-kind experience with a Spurs legend whilst raising money for children’s mental health?

Highgate is the principle educational sponsor of LAE Tottenham and our partner, the principle business sponsor, Tottenham Hotspur, is holding an online auction of money-can’t-buy prizes to provide mental health support for local pupils.

What will the auction support?

Students at LAET have the potential to achieve amazing things. These achievements are made even more remarkable when considering the school is situated within one of the 2% most deprived wards in the country, and many children at the school have been affected by bereavements and parental job losses due to COVID-19.

Money raised will fund full-time counselling provision at LAET, helping students to continue to thrive and succeed in the face of challenging personal circumstances.

The auction will be live from Wednesday 17 February until Friday 26 February at 5pm! Money-can’t-buy prizes on offer:

  • Win signed match-worn boots donated by players including Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Gareth Bale, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Steven Bergwijn, Sergio Reguilon and more…

  • Win Moussa Sissoko’s signed match-worn shirt from Carabao Cup semi-final victory against Brentford, in which he scored the opening goal.
  • Take on The Dare Skywalk with Ledley – this prize is for 4 people looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush, 46.8 metres above the pitch, in the company of First Team Assistant and Club legend Ledley King.*

To place your bid click here

Many of you also provide long-term financial assistance through the Friends of Tottenham which we are incredibly appreciative of. If you attended our recent information evening with our Development Director Emily Clarke and LAET Headteacher Jan Balon on protecting the mental health of disadvantaged children, you know that 60% of children at LAET are from a disadvantaged background, and research shows that there are strong links between economic disadvantage and poor mental health. That is why this auction will fund much-needed full-time counselling support at the school.

Headteacher at LAET, Jan Balon said: Good mental health is fundamental to be able to thrive in life. The level of support required in this area is growing – both due to increased student numbers and demand for these services – and, to reduce waiting times, we need additional counselling provision to support young people suffering from the effects of the pandemic.

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, and many members of our student body have experienced extreme financial hardship, parental job losses and bereavements in their immediate family. We want to make sure we can best support them through this period to help them to thrive at, and beyond, LAE Tottenham.”

*Prize will be redeemed when COVID-19 guidelines allow.