Harry becomes a volunteer for the day
06 April 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane gave up his afternoon to volunteer for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice on Tuesday.
The record-breaking striker visited the home of a North London family, helping out with a few household chores such as ironing, gardening and making tea.
Joseph, 13, is one of over 150 young people with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses across our local community in the care of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Through the vital role of Family Support Volunteers, our official charity partner is able to provide nearly 8,000 hours of respite and support for families and siblings every year.
Working alongside regular support worker Jules, Harry demonstrated the difference a volunteer can make to a family caring for a child like Joseph, taking away the burden of housework and spending time with his football-mad brothers.
Over the next two years, we aim to help Noah’s Ark drive its recruitment of volunteers and increase its care provision to families like Joseph’s.
Harry has encouraged fans to get involved, saying: “I had a great afternoon spending time with Joseph and his family.
“The three boys are all big Spurs fans so I think it was a bit of a surprise having me show up at their house and have a kick around in the garden.
“It was clear to see the difference that can be made to a family just by helping out around the house and taking away the simple jobs many of us take for granted, like ironing and gardening.
“I would encourage anybody who has a bit of free time to give up an hour or so every week to volunteer for Noah’s Ark.”
To find out how you can support Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, please visit: https://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk/