England Captain and Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane has championed the ‘extraordinary’ and ’inspirational’ work of Haven House Children’s Hospice in a personal message of support during this year’s national awareness week.

Children’s Hospice Week is the only week of the year dedicated to raising awareness of children’s hospice services across the UK and Harry has asked the public to join him in supporting Haven House’s lifeline work.

Haven House provides round the clock care at the hospice, in Woodford Green, Essex, and through outreach services in the home and local community to more than 300 seriously ill children and their families. Hospice services include; day care, over-night stays, end of life care, bereavement support, as well as life enriching activities such as sensory play, music therapy, yoga and physiotherapy.

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In a heartfelt video message Harry said:

As an ambassador of Haven House Children’s Hospice, I’ve been fortunate to learn about the extraordinary work they do for seriously ill children and their families. Haven House has been providing specialist care to thousands of children over the last 20 years. The hospice helps families have choice, improved quality of life and the chance to make precious memories together. Children’s Hospice Week is a time to recognise, celebrate and support Haven House’s inspirational work."

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As a father, and having grown up near to Haven House, Harry is a fantastic advocate of the hospice, including beyond public view. He began supporting the hospice three years ago when he partnered with Leyton Orient FC as the Club’s shirt sponsor, and chose Haven House as one of the benefitting charities, a partnership that has created many special experiences and memories for children and families. In 2022, he launched the Harry Kane Foundation and will be supporting Haven House to expand its expert therapies, with a focus on the mental wellbeing of the young people we care for and their families.