Spurs legend Ledley King helps out at hospice store
PUBLISHED: 10:43 06 June 2016
A Tottenham legend and former England footballer has been helping out a hospice which supports families in Camden, Barnet and Haringey.
Ledley King pitched in to support the Noah’s Ark Hospice to mark Children’s Hospice Week.
He helped out at its Barnet charity store.
And while unpacking a bag of donated clothes, Ledley came across a Spurs shirt.
Noah’s Ark retail manager Tom Stringer walked the former Spurs captain through steaming the item, ready to hang in the shop, and labelling it up.
But when Ledley signed the shirt, it became a whole lot more difficult to price up. The solution?
“I think we’ll sell that one on our eBay shop,” Tom decided.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club launched a two-year charity partnership to help support Noah’s Ark in March.
The Spurs legend was put to work sorting books and stacking shelves, helping out behind the counter and re-dressing the mannequin for the shop window.
Tom said: “Our three shops are little community hubs, where locals have been dropping by to support us for many years.
“The support for our cause is invaluable. It’s great to welcome a genuine hero along to acknowledge the importance of all the work that goes on here.”
The charity is currently raising money to build a bespoke hospital building in Barnet.
Noah’s Ark chief executive Ru Watkins added: “Members of the community have come together to create charities such as ours and provide extra support that would not otherwise be available.
“Children’s Hospice Week is an important opportunity to mark this support for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses and their families.
“We are really grateful to the local community for their ongoing support and generosity. This has become even more important as we continue to expand the care we provide to those children and families that need it.”