England captain Harry Kane has shared a heartfelt message in support of a charity which cares for children in east London and Essex, aiming to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

Kane, 29, who also plays football for Tottenham Hotspur, has endorsed Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green ahead of Children’s Hospice Week, starting on June 25.

The hospice cares for babies, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across west Essex, north-east London and east Hertfordshire.

Kane, who has two daughters, grew up near Haven House and expressed his support for a cause he holds dear.

“The hospice helps families have choice, improved quality of life and the chance to make precious memories together,” said Kane in a video message.

The striker has urged more people to support the hospice, which provides around the clock care to more than 300 seriously ill children and their families.

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“Children’s Hospice Week is a time to recognise, celebrate and support Haven House’s inspirational work,” he said.

An ambassador of Haven House, Kane added that the hospice has already provided specialist care to thousands of children in the last 20 years.

This includes day and end of life care, bereavement support and physiotherapy.

Kane began supporting the hospice three years ago when he partnered with Leyton Orient FC as the club’s shirt sponsor and chose Haven House as one of the benefitting charities.

The striker launched the Harry Kane Foundation in 2022, aiming to expand expert therapies that focus on the wellbeing of young people and their families.

Gary Seager, Haven House's interim chief executive, said Kane’s work to help children and families facing the toughest times was appreciated and called for more people to join in the effort.

“Harry’s continued support makes an incredible difference and continues to raise the profile of children’s hospice services regionally, nationally and across the world,” he said.

Haven House relies on donations for most of its income and needs to raise £5.7 million this year, the charity said.