Spurs stars launch My Heart Beats for Brent
8 September 2016
Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt were in Wembley on Wednesday 7 September to meet fans ahead the club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League campaign (where home matches will be played at Wembley stadium) but also to lend their support to new campaign ‘My Heart Beats for Brent’.
My Heart Beats for Brent is designed to encourage those members of the community who take part in little moderate intensity activity to be more active for at least 30 minutes a day.
Watch the launch by Cllr Krupesh Hirani and find out what Harry and Eric's heart beats for here:
Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing said: "We are delighted to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Wembley and to have the club's support for the 'My Heart Beats for Brent' campaign is brilliant.
"Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
"I exercise regularly and my heart beats for Gladstone Park Run on Saturday mornings and for 5-aside football at Alperton Goals. There are so many fantastic facilities, clubs, classes and open spaces in Brent to get your 30 minutes a day. Start today and see the benefits to not only your waistline but your health too. Come along on Wednesday and find out more about the campaign, meet the players and get a free health check."
Gary Mabbutt, a former Tottenham Hotspur captain, said: "Given the Borough of Brent is becoming our temporary home, it is important for us as a Club to engage with the local community here as we do in Tottenham and we aim to use our unique appeal as a football club to promote healthy lifestyles amongst residents through the 'My Heart Beats for Brent' campaign."