Fernando helps local school's fundraising efforts
14 March 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
The striker took part in a balloon release alongside students and teachers from the school and helped the children paint and write messages on bricks that will be the first to be laid at The Ark – a new hospice building which will support children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
Since the beginning of our partnership with Noah’s Ark, the Club has been raising awareness of its work and our first team players have given an hour’s wages to help build The Ark.
The Club and Highgate School also have a long-standing relationship and currently work in partnership to support the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET). This is a new state-funded sixth form delivering outstanding educational opportunities to 16- to 19-year olds living in London. Based on the site of our new stadium development, the LAET brings expert teaching from top independent schools to young people in one of the capital’s most underprivileged areas, in the hope of enabling the brightest students to progress to leading Universities.
Fernando Llorente said: “It is fantastic to see staff and students at the school supporting a cause that is close to the hearts of everyone at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. I would like to wish them the best of luck with the rest of their charity week and hope that they raise lots of money to help build The Ark.”
Mark James, Principal of Highgate Junior School, said: “Both staff and students have really enjoyed meeting Fernando. Highgate School is very proud of its partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and it’s great to work together to raise money for a worthwhile cause such as a Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.”
To find out more about Noah’s Ark please visit www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk
To find out more about the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET) please visit www.laetottenham.org.uk