PAH: Tottenham Hotspur players deliver Christmas surprise to young patients
Football / Wed 14th Dec 2022 am31 08:12am
YOUNG patients at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in Harlow received a special festive surprise today (13 December) when Clément Lenglet and Japhet Tanganga from Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) visited to deliver early Christmas presents.
The children received a selection of gifts, including games and soft toys. THFC and Molton Brown also treated the team working on the children’s ward (Dolphin Ward), with some gifts for pre-Christmas pampering.
After the visit, Japhet Tanganga, defender for THFC commented: “It’s been great to come in and bring some joy to children who are in hospital at this time of year, that’s what it’s all about.”
Helen Weaving, Dolphin Ward manager at PAHT, said: “The children were so excited when they found out that players from Tottenham Hotspur were coming to visit them. It really gave them a boost and it was a delight to see the look on their faces.”
Sharon McNally, chief nurse and deputy chief executive, said: “We are so grateful for the support of the club and to the players for taking time to come and visit the children on Dolphin Ward today.
“Staying in hospital at this time of year can be challenging for children and their families and this was a very welcome surprise that certainly lifted spirits on the ward.
Hi i was at the Princess Alexander hospital on Doliphin Childrens ward when Japhet and Clément came to give out presents to the children. Im actually from Hackney like Japhet so it was great seeing someone make something of themselves from Eastlondon as its a hard place to grow up. It was an amazing experience seeing them and we were abit lost for words at the time. I wanted to ask them both if they could maybe get us some tickets so me and my boy could go and watch a game. Jude my Son and My Daughter Isla mai have just lost their mother to Ovarian cancer.....my partner Louise halliday was a fighter and LOVED watching Tottenham play with me and the kids, it was a way that we spent family time together and we are all big Tottenham supporters. I cared for Louise for 4 years but she finally passed away a little while back, I know this would have been a great opportunity for me to get some tickets, she would have been kicking me to ask at the time but i just didn't have the guts to. I thought I'd send an Email so I'm not kicking myself because i never asked. It would make Jude and Islas year to be able to go to a real game, moneys been tight and as a single Dad i just don't have the means to get them there and spend that sort of money. If you could maybe try and see if this would be possible, I'd be forever grateful. Knowing i at least took the time to ask will give me peace of mind lol. GOD bless and i hope you have a wonderful Christmas...Lee, Louise, Jude and Isla mai....thank you so much x my email is [email protected] and my telephone number is 07494287256