Tottenham Hotspur Football Club spread joy cross North Mid last week as they donated presents to some of our patients and staff, with others also getting an extra special virtual surprise on the day.
Every year the club puts a smile on the faces of those who need it most – especially some of our youngest patients.
Due to the current rise in Covid-19 cases, this year’s visit was virtual but nevertheless, it was still amazing with some of our patients and staff in our children wards meeting Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.
The French national captain spoke with patients and staff for over 25 minutes in an experience some said they “will never forget”.
Every child in our care also received a well-deserved early Christmas present donated from the club and the some of the club’s sponsors including Getir, Molton Brown and Cadburys.
The Christmas period is a difficult time of year for children in hospital, their families and our staff and the club, and their captain Hugo Lloris made their day a lot better.
One of our patients, 14-year-old Jayden who is a huge Spurs fan, said: “Thank you very much Hugo for the call the other day, it made my day. I have had the best nurses so I’m going home today as well and this present means a lot so thank you very much and have the best Christmas.”
Hugo Lloris, said, “It was great to meet some of our local young fans virtually. Being in hospital over the festive period is never easy so hopefully the chat and the presents bring some smiles to their faces. I also want to thank the team at North Mid for the great work that do to care for children.”
Dr Nnenna Osuji, chief executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust said: “I would like to thank Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for all the presents they have donated to children in our care and to staff.
“It has given everyone a big boost at a time when they need it, and we can’t thank them enough. I also want to say a special thank you to Tottenham’s captain Hugo Lloris, who took time out of his day to lift the spirits of some of our patients by video calling them earlier this week.
“The club has provided such fantastic support including during the pandemic, and we remain delighted to work with them as key partners.”