Superman Tom Holland, Olly Murs and stars descend for moving James Maddison event

Coventry born and bred James Maddison hosted the second charity golf event
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Superman Tom Holland swapped swinging from webs to swinging a golf club at an event organised by Coventry-born footballer James Maddison. Olly Murs and a number of famous footballers faces were also among the line-up at the Maddison Invitational charity golf day.

It was the second event staged by the Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder, born and bred in Coventry, to raise money for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Held at the Centurion Golf Club in St Albans on Tuesday, May 28, it brought together stars from sports and entertainment.

Ahead of the event, the former Caludon Castle School pupil went along to the hospice, which is the official charity partner of Tottenham Hotspur. He said: "I was blown away following my recent visit to Noah’s Ark by the amazing work done by the charity and the support it receives from the club.

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"It was a real pleasure to meet with both the staff and families, and I am delighted to be able to give something back by raising funds for the charity at this event." A number of videos on maddisoninvitational page on Instagram showed Tom Holland meeting the midfielder before teeing off.

There was also footage of Olly Murs as well as Villa star Matty Cash. On top of that were photographs of Teddy Sheringham and Neil Warnock - and a large number of other footballers were on the bill.

The inaugural Maddison Invitational charity golf day took place last year in aid of Sophie’s Sparkle Fund. This year, all of the funds raised will go to the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet.

The GoFundMe page explains:" Organised by James Maddison, the fundraiser will consist of an 18-hole pro-am style tournament raising money for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, the official charity partner of Tottenham Hotspur. Noah's Ark Children's Hospice helps babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, and their families, make the most of every day.

"The charity supports those who die young to do so in as much comfort as possible, surrounded by family. By providing exceptional care, organising fun activities and days out, Noah’s Ark helps families do things they never thought possible.

"They help those they support to enjoy life as children, rather than as patients; as families, not just as carers. This year, the event boasts an impressive roster of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment, each coming together to swing for a cause that transcends the game.

"The Maddison Invitational is not just about the love of the game but also the spirit of giving." Donations can be made via the page here.

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