Dele and Danny Rose are the latest Tottenham Hotspur players to contribute in coronavirus relief efforts, with Dele pledging support to Magic Breakfast and Rose donating to North Middlesex University Hospital in London.
Dele tweeted Thursday that he would support the charity, a London group dedicated to providing breakfasts for children in need. The group usually partners with schools to provide breakfasts for children there, but with schools closed, the group will provide take home packs for families.
Proud to be supporting @magic_breakfast and doing all I can do to help them during these difficult times. They’re currently still trying to provide food for 48,000 children across the country at risk of going hungry. Please head to https://t.co/C9YjMz4U5k to find out more. pic.twitter.com/wNfP8BatKH— Dele (@dele_official) April 2, 2020
“As the situation that’s going on at the minute gets even worse and more and more schools get shut down, it’s getting tough for them to keep providing these kids with their meals,” Dele said in the video he shared on Twitter, “but they are doing so.”
Dele has donated to the charity, and per The Times told Magic Breakfast staff that he wanted to raise awareness and funds.
Rose’s £19,000 donation to North Middlesex University Hospital was first anonymous, though Rose’s identity was revealed within hours of the donation going public Friday. The hospital serves the more than 350,000 residents of Enfield, Haringey, and surrounding areas.
Our super sleuths have scoured the evidence and identified that @SpursOfficial's amazing Danny Rose is our incredibly generous mystery donor.— North Mid Hospital (@NorthMidNHS) April 3, 2020
Here he is saying a *huge thankyou* to NorthMid and other NHS heroes.
And wash your hands, stay indoors, and help the NHS stay safe. pic.twitter.com/wFCRIgQY3T
“I’ve chosen your hospital to make a donation because I’ve been to your hospital a couple of times and through my club Tottenham, and it just made sense for me to go to you first and make a donation,” Rose said in a video message to the hospital. “You are the heroes and the work and the hours that you’re putting in are not going unnoticed, so thank you.”
Rose and Dele join Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, who last month donated tablets to nursing homes and hospitals so patients can communicate with loved ones.