Letter: Hoddle in the dock

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Glenn Hoddle's comments about disability deserve to be set against his actions on behalf of disable people.

While in Moldova for the World Cup in September 1996, Mr Hoddle spearheaded a highly successful public appeal to help disabled girls living in appalling conditions in the Hincesti orphanage. Mr Hoddle, the England squad and the Football Association together donated pounds 20,000 to relieve the plight of the girls.

Thanks to this support, the European Children's Trust was able to save more than twenty lives that winter.


Campaign Manager

The European Children's


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