With the fantastic news of the shirt sponsorship by Harry Kane, and specifically the black away shirt, it gives a chance to remind us that twenty-four players and staff from the Leyton Orient Academy paid a visit to Haven House Children’s Hospice in South Woodford last December to spread some Christmas cheer and drop off some presents graciously donated by generous O’s fans.
It was a first visit to the charity for all concerned, and so a tour of the facility was organised as well as a short video shown, highlighting the superb work the hospice carry out.
Some day-care families were present and the players joined in a variety of activities including soft-play and craftwork whilst also checking out the sensory room and other specialised equipment.
Head of Academy, Lewis Spencer, said afterwards, “It was amazing, and I’m so pleased we came. The work that goes on is incredible and I know we all took so much from the visit. The staff were brilliant and welcomed us with open arms. I know a few of us will certainly be donating and would like to visit again”.
Unfortunately, the current situation prevents any immediate plans to return but once things get back to a sense of normality, players and staff will be pleased to visit once again and support this wonderful charity.
Haven House supports local children and families, from birth, who are seriously ill and have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. If you would like to donate, please visit their website here.