Harry Kane has put pen to paper on a new deal with Leyton Orient… as their new front of shirt sponsor.
The 26-year-old takes over from Dream Team as their primary sponsor – but that’s not all.
He has handed over his sponsorship in support of three causes – thanking frontline workers during the Covid-19 crisis, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Mind.
The incredible gesture will also see the League Two club donating 10% of each shirt sale to the charities.
Kane played for the O’s as a loanee from Spurs in 2011 and scored his first goal in professional football in a 4-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.
“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,” said Kane on the sponsorship.
“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.”
The red home shirt will carry a thank you message to the frontline heroes, the away black kit will carry Haven House Hospice’s logo, and the O’s famous ‘braces’ kit makes a welcome return as a third kit, with Mind’s logo on the front.
Orient CEO Danny Macklin praised Kane for his involvement in support of the club.
He said: “Well where to start… 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.”
“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.”