Anonymous £19,000 NHS donation revealed to have come from Tottenham player

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have been among the headlines for all the wrong reasons over the past week, largely thanks to the club chairman.

Daniel Levy’s decision to cut the wages of Tottenham’s 550 non-playing staff, putting them on the Government furlough scheme, has attracted criticism (talkSPORT).

Some Spurs fans have expressed their disappointment at the decision, while other Premier League clubs were said to be furious at Tottenham for using furlough (the Sun).

However, some Tottenham stars are also doing their part to keep the spirits of NHS workers up.

After Harry Kane’s and Toby Alderweireld’s recent gestures thanking those on the front lines of the medical fight, it has now been revealed that Danny Rose was the mystery donor who gave £19,000 to North Middlesex University Hospital.

The Sun reports that the Hospital was left stumped after receiving an anonymous donation to help them battle coronavirus. However, upon digging deeper, they discovered that it was the Spurs defender who was behind the secret donation.

They thanked the Spurs star for his generous contribution on Twitter:

In the video Rose sent to the NHS, the Spurs star is quoted by the Sun as saying: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you’re doing.

“For the hours you’re putting in and, more importantly, for putting yourself at risk to treat everybody.

“I wanted to say, on behalf of all my colleagues, that you are the heroes.

“You’re probably not getting as much recognition as you deserve so I just wanted to say: Thank you very much.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Footballers have an unfair reputation in the press of being self-centred and flashy. However, the number of players who have made a positive contribution to the NHS in the fight against the virus or even sent messages to boost their morale, shows that many of them actually do care.

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