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Hospice’s joy as Spurs announces two year charity partnership

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:34 04 March 2016

Tottenham Hotspur launches charity partnership with Noah's Ark Children's Hospice  (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).

Tottenham Hotspur launches charity partnership with Noah's Ark Children's Hospice (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).

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A children’s hospice which looks after youngsters from Camden, Haringey and Barnet has been revealed as Tottenham Hotspurs’ charity partners.

Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino and the First Team squad meet children and families from Noah's Ark Children's Hospice  (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).Tottenham Hotspur Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino and the First Team squad meet children and families from Noah's Ark Children's Hospice (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).

At a press conference today, ahead of the North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday, the Premier League title contenders announced it will be supporting Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

Brothers Luke and Theo Langton were among those who are excited about the link-up.

Luke, eight, was diagnosed with leukaemia, and has a letter above his bed saying “we are all on Luke’s team”.

Spurs will be encouraging fans to become volunteers, and players including stars Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Harry Kane and players meet children and families from Noah's Ark Children's Hospice (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).Harry Kane and players meet children and families from Noah's Ark Children's Hospice (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images).

Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, said: “We are delighted to partner with Noah’s Ark, a fantastic organisation that operates on our doorstep, and support the charity in achieving its goals over the next two years.

“Tottenham Hotspur has a proven track record when it comes to charitable work in our local community, with an award-winning Foundation that has made a social cost saving of over £20m within the space of a year through its innovative programmes.

“As a high profile football club with a global fanbase of over 400 million, we have the unique ability to engage and inspire a vast amount of people around supporting a good cause like Noah’s Ark.

“We hope to be able to highlight the wonderful work of Noah’s Ark in supporting young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families, while encouraging fans to give up their time to volunteer for a great cause and further enhance the offering the charity is able to make.”

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice provides clinical, emotional and practical care and support to children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, with a central aim of enabling them to live life as fully as possible, regardless of cognitive or sensory ability.

Ru Watkins, the hospice’s chief executive, said: “For the next two years, we are proud to be the chosen charity partner of Tottenham Hotspur, an organisation renowned for being more than just a football club when it comes to giving back to its local community.

“Over the course of the partnership, we aim to increase our offering to more than double the amount of young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions currently using our services within our catchment area.

“We also hope to establish Noah’s Ark as a hub for and leader of children’s palliative care in North London, constructing what will be the only children’s hospice building in the area, allowing us to complete our circle of care for children and families.”


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