Together with St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney we hosted a charity football match on Sunday 17 May 2015 at Leyton Orient F.C, which saw a number of famous faces taking on a team of Tottenham Hotspur Legends.

Haven House ambassador and TV star, Mark Wright captained the team, while fellow Buckhurst Hill boy and actor, Daniel Mays assumed the role of team manager. Other players who supported the East London charities included Heart FM’s Jason King, TOWIE’s Jake Hall and model and actor Paul Sculfor.

Actress Pauline Quirke, whose mother was cared for at St Joseph’s Hospice, lead out the celebrity team, while her actor son Charlie Quirke, played in the match.

The boys played against a team of ex-Tottenham Hotspur players, including Chingford’s Teddy Sheringham, Bethnal Green footballer Mark Falco and Darren Anderton.

Speaking about his involvement, Mark Wright explained; ‘It was great to play against the Tottenham Legends, they really gave us a good match. However, I speak for everyone on the celebrity team, when I say that it was all about raising vital funds for these two amazing local charities.’

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive of Haven House, added; ‘Thank you to everyone who got involved in the event; our celebrity players, Tottenham legends, all our staff and volunteers and to everyone who bought a ticket and helped to raise vital funds for their local adult and children’s hospices.’

Michael Kerin, Chief Executive of St Joseph’s continues; ‘I am overwhelmed by the level of support from everyone involved, and a special thank you to the celebrities and the Spurs legends who gave us their valuable time for free, the corporate sponsors, volunteers and of course the fans. It was a brilliant day which will help two fantastic hospices.'

The final score was 10-5 win to the Legends, the event has raised in the region of £25,000 to be split between the two charities.