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Players bring Festive cheer to local Childrens' Wards

Posted on 9 December 2014  - 19:00

The players delivered presents to Childrens' Wards at hospitals in the local community on Tuesday.

Younes Kaboul, Eric Dier, Michel Vorm and Leanne Mabey on Galaxy Ward, BarnetRyan Mason and Ben Davies on Dolphin Ward at HarlowJan Vertonghen, Jenna Schillaci, Benji Stambouli and Mousa Dembele at  North Middlesex's Rainbow WardVlad Chiriches, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and Avilla Bergin on Acorn Ward at Whipps CrossEric, Michel, Leanne and Younes at BarnetVlad, Nacer, Avilla and Christian at Whipps CrossLeanne, Eric, Michel and Younes at BarnetNacer, Vlad, Avilla and Christian at Whipps CrossYounes, Leanne, Michel and Eric at BarnetAvilla, Nacer, Vlad and Christian at Whipps CrossNacer, Avilla, Vlad and Christian at Whipps Cross

As is our annual tradition, gifts were delivered to four hospitals - Barnet, North Middlesex University Hospital in Tottenham, Whipps Cross in Leytonstone and Princess Alexandra in Harlow.

This year, the lads were joined by members of the Spurs Ladies squad with Eric Dier, Younes Kaboul, Michel Vorm and Leanna Mabey at Barnet's Galaxy Ward.

Mousa Dembele, Benji Stambouli and Jan Vertonghen were joined by ladies skipper Jenna Schillaci at North Middlesex's Rainbow Ward.

Nabil Bentaleb, Ben Davies, Ryan Mason and Danny Rose visited Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexander while Nacer Chadli, Vlad Chiriches and Christian Eriksen were joined by Avilla Bergin on Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross.

Below: Eric, Michel, Younes and Leanne at Barnet


The lads were overwhelmed by the reception they received at each hospital from patients and staff and were delighted to put a few smiles on young faces at what can be a tough time of year for families with children in hospital.

Nacer said: "There were some Spurs fans on the Ward, and it was nice to see them wearing their colours for our visit. To get a Christmas present from a Spurs player put a smile on their face, which was great to see."

Christian agreed: "It was great to see so many young kids excited that we were visiting, and no doubt it was even better for those who were Spurs fans!

"There was one boy who only arrived on the ward today and was wearing his Spurs shirt - I think he was a little lost for words when we walked in!"

Below: Mousa, Jan and Benji at North Middlesex


Jan added: "It was good that we were able to give these children and their families something to smile about because Christmas is a special time of year.

"These visits always make a big impression on the squad, it puts things in perspective, and we hope they will all be home soon."

Eric said: "This is my first time visiting the local hospitals around Chrismas time and it was great to meet the families and kids. Some of them are having a really tough time so it was nice to be able to come here and put smiles on their faces."

Below: Ben arrives at Harlow with a cuddly toy