NURSE MARIA SHARPE, HARRY KANE & LEYTON ORIENT F.C. (LOckdown heroes)

The first hero in this story is Maria, an extremely busy, intensive care nurse, who, along with her “other half” Nathan is an Orient supporter and she found time in her crowded shift to pose for the photo below, thanking Harry and Orient for their generous help to the NHS. Next up is Harry, who has generously donated £100,000 to three good causes, via his sponsoring the Orient’s three strips for the 2020/21 season. Harry actually started his Football League career with the Os; whilst on loan from Spurs. The causes are Frontline Heroes, MIND & Haven House. Finally, we must recognise the gesture of Orient, who are not only forfeiting the income that the shirt sponsorship might have have brought in, but they have also agreed to donate 10% of replica shirt sales to also be donated to the charities concerned. This could mount up as the designs have pleased Os fans, with the braces design already looking like selling out.

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