Players deliver Christmas cheer to local Childrens' Wards
17 December 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
The players were back out in the community today (Thursday, December 17) delivering presents to Childrens' Wards at local hospitals.
As is our annual tradition, gifts were delivered to four hospitals - Barnet, North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton, Whipps Cross in Leytonstone and Princess Alexandra in Harlow.
Once again, the lads were joined by members of the Spurs Ladies squad with Tom Carroll, Ben Davies, Christian Eriksen and Kevin Wimmer alongside Leanne Mabey at Barnet Hospital's Galaxy Ward.
Below: Leanne, Ben, Tom, Kevin and Christian at Barnet
Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Federico Fazio, Harry Winks and ladies skipper Jenna Schillaci visited Rainbow Ward at North Middlesex.
Nabil Bentaleb, Danny Rose, Ryan Mason and Michel Vorm were joined by Shannon Moloney at Princess Alexandra Hospital's Dolphin Ward while Eric Dier, Hugo Lloris, Luke McGee, Andros Townsend and Spurs Ladies' Northern Ireland international Avilla Bergin visited Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross.
As always, the players 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.
Below: High-fives from Harry and Federico at North Middlesex
Danny Rose, who visited Princess Alexandra in Harlow, said: "We are in the fortunate position to give something back to those less fortunate and hand out as many presents as we can. Although it's never easy to see kids unwell at this time of year, it is good to see smiles on their faces when we came in. There was one young girl who had just come out of theatre and was particularly excited, so it was a positive experience for the lads."
Below: Christian at Barnet
Kevin Wimmer said: "It was great to meet the children at Barnet Hospital. I think they all liked their presents and it was nice for us as players to visit the ward and help put a smile on some of the young children's faces at Christmas. It must be hard to be in hospital at this time of year, especially children as young as we met today. They are all incredibly brave."
Below: Toby and Mousa at North Middlesex
Mousa Dembele, who visited North Middlesex, added: "This is always a difficult time of year for families when they have children in hospital so it is important that we give some positive energy to them. It's nice when we hear how much it means to the kids for us to be here and it is something positive for us to know that."