Hammers star backs hospice

West Ham star Mark Noble visited Richard House Children’s Hospice to show his support for the vital work done by staff.

The Canning Town born footballer who is the club’s longest serving player recently became a patron of the Beckton based hospice.

During his stay, he spoke to children and nurses and spent time with Harry Singh, the inspiration behind the Harry’s Million campaign which he supports.

Harry’s Million is a three-year fundraising initiative that aims to bring in �1m for the hospice. It was inspired by former service user Harry Singh, now 24, who is currently working part-time in the fundraising team.

Mark said he enjoyed being involved with London’s first children’s hospice. He said: “I’ve been to visit the hospice a few times and I can see what great work they do.

“I know all about the Harry’s Million campaign and I believe people need to be supporting it. All the money raised will go to a great cause and I will, personally, do anything I can to help.”

Mark filmed a number of short videos while at the hospice. These are all being shown on the Harry’s Million facebook page – www.facebook.com/harrysmillion .

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Harry said: “It was an honour to meet Mark and I look forward to working with him more in the future.

“He was very down to earth and very open with us as well. I hope he can help us raise awareness about the work we are doing with Harry’s Million so we can give life-limited children the freedom and care they deserve.”