Harry Kane donates Leyton Orient shirt sponsorship to charity

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English fourth division side Leyton Orient have announced that Harry Kane will take on the club's shirt sponsorship for the 2020-21 season.

The club confirmed in a statement on Thursday that Kane's sponsorship meant that three different charities would be advertised on their jersey over the season.

Kane chose a thank you message for the frontline heroes, Haven House Children's Hospice and the mental health charity Mind.

"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," Kane said in a statement.

"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."

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The Tottenham striker played for Leyton Orient in 2011 and scored his first professional goal in the club's 4-0 win over Sheffield United.

Kane was 17 when he joined Orient on loan from Tottenham and scored five goals in 18 appearances, before going on to establish himself with Spurs and England.

"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," Leyton Orient chief executive Danny Macklin said.

"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."

EFL League 1 and League 2 are to vote on Friday about whether to cancel the season. Sources have told ESPN that clubs will vote to cancel the season as the cost of putting on the remaining games behind closed doors is too much.