Harry Kane pays for Leyton Orient's shirt sponsorship and supports three amazing causes


Remember when Harry Kane went on loan to Leyton Orient during the 2010/11 season?

We don’t blame you if you don’t.

Kane played 18 times in League One for Orient, scoring five goals as the club handed the striker his first ever professional appearances.

But the England captain clearly hasn’t forgotten his spell at Brisbane Road.

That’s because he has paid for the club’s shirt sponsorship for next season, which he’s dedicated to three worthy causes.

Each of the O’s shirts for the 2020/21 campaign will promote a different message.

The home kit will thank the country's "frontline heroes" after their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. The away kit will promote Haven House Children's Hospice, and the third will feature mental health charity Mind.

On this landmark charitable deal, Kane said: "I was born and brought up only at a couple of miles from the stadium and I am really happy to have the opportunity to give back to the club that gave me my first professional start.

"This also gives me a platform to be able to say a big thank you to the many frontline heroes and charities out there who provide care and support during these challenging times."

"This donation will enable the benefactors to receive hospitality, where guests of both Haven House and Mind can escape reality for an afternoon at the Breyer Group Stadium to enjoy The O’s in action," a club statement said.

"They will also receive huge coverage during the season, and we are pleased to announce that 10% of proceeds of each shirt sale will be passed to that charity."

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Danny Macklin, Leyton Orient chief executive, added: "What started with a simple idea has escalated into a very unique and emotive shirt sponsorship agreement.

“When we discussed with the England captain Harry Kane and his team at CK66, we all decided that we wanted this to be unique.

"We wanted to say thank you for the exceptional hard work and dedication of the frontline heroes during this pandemic and also bring attention to the other charities out there who have all suffering financial loss due to the pandemic.

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"We are in uncertain and worrying times across the world but thanks to their efforts we will get through this together.

"Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity - you are a true role model for the modern game."

What an incredible gesture from an incredible footballer.

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