Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele spends shift behind the tills for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

SAM LONG

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele swapped midfield battles for a shift behind the tills to help the club celebrate the first year anniversary of its official charity partnership with Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.

Dembele dropped by the charity's Barnet branch and was soon put to work behind the check out, helping shoppers and arranging stock.

North London's only 'Hospice at Home' provides clinical, emotional and practical care and support to children and young people with life limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Dembele also met 10-year-old Alonso, who has been supported by Noah's Ark since he was a baby.

The youngster is a huge Spurs fan and is set to be the team's mascot for this weekend's Premier League clash against Stoke at White Hart Lane.

Dembele said: "As a football player it's unbelievable you can make people happy just by coming and giving a bit of energy."

The charity is aiming to increase care provisions within its catchment area of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey, Islingotn, Camden and Hertsmere during the course of a two-year partnership with the Premier League club.

Ru Watkins, Chief Exeuctive, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, added: "There are no words to describe the happiness we've seen when a child encounters a player whose picture they have on their wall.

"We are so grateful to the club and we look forward to even more success in the coming year."

For more information on how to donate or volunteer visit www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk

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