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LADS VISIT HOSPITALS

Posted on 20 December 2007  - 12:00

The lads were out in force at local hospitals on Wednesday, taking gifts to the children's wards and meeting with staff.

The lads were out in force at local hospitals on Wednesday, taking gifts to the children's wards and meeting with staff.

Skipper Ledley King accompanied fellow England internationals Paul Robinson and Jermain Defoe to Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, making it a day to remember for patients on the Kingfisher Ward.

Ledley said: “The hospital visits are something which the playing staff at the Club commit themselves to every Christmas, and long may it continue.

“All the lads have been out and about in the local area throughout 2007, and community visits are even more special in the festive season. I hope all the youngsters were pleased to see us and we hope we made a lot of people happy.”

Meanwhile, star striker Robbie Keane was joined by defender Anthony Gardner as they brought a bit of Christmas cheer to the Treasure Island Ward at Barnet General Hospital.

Keano said: “It’s nice to come and see the kids and give them a few presents just before Christmas, which we do every season at Spurs.

“It’s a difficult time at Christmas, and that goes for the parents as well, and we can put a little smile on their faces just for a day. It’s good to come here and it puts things into perspective a little bit.”

Dimitar Berbatov, Darren Bent and Younes Kaboul were present at North Middlesex University Hospital, where they rewarded the ‘best-dressed ward’ as well as handing out presents.

Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and Whipps Cross in Leytonstone were also paid a visit by the lads, with Aaron Lennon, Tom Huddlestone, Ricardo Rocha, Michael Dawson, Pascal Chimbonda and Didier Zokora all in attendance.