Barts Charity supports the five East London hospitals that make up Barts Health NHS Trust; Whipps Cross, St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London, Mile End and Newham, funding innovative projects to improve patient care and staff wellbeing.
When the Coronavirus pandemic hit, the Trust launched an emergency COVID-19 appeal and made emergency funding available to help their staff through the crisis.
Furthermore, Barts Charity gives £30 million a year to support the Barts Health hospitals and partner medical school.
Their funding has included £10.2m to help create Barts Heart Centre which is Europe’s largest specialised cardiovascular centre and £3m to progress trauma research and care at the world-leading Royal London Hospital.
Whipps Cross Hospital’s Women’s and Neonatal Unit (where Harry Kane was born) is currently undergoing a £6.8m refurbishment thanks to the funding.
As with Haven House Children’s Hospice and Mind, the mental health charity, 10 percent of the proceeds of the shirt will be going to the cause – and with frontline heroes, both Harry Kane and the club wanted to support our local NHS trust.
Therefore, 10 percent of all proceeds of the club’s home shirt for the 20/21 season will be donated to Barts Charity.
We’ll also be working with the Trust throughout the season to spotlight stories of incredible staff through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
For more on Barts Charity, you can visit their website here.
To pre-order The O’s 2020/21 shirt, you can do so by visiting our club store online here.