Football and showbiz stars at a Spurs player's celebrity golf day will be supporting children with life-threatening illnesses.

Spurs star James Maddison is dedicating his annual celebrity golf day this year to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet, which is the Tottenham club’s official charity partner.

The midfielder and England player is staging the golf day on May 28 at Centurion golf club in St Albans. All proceeds will go to the charity, which looks after children with life-limiting or threatening conditions.

Spurs recently dedicated their recent north London derby against Arsenal to Noah’s Ark to raise awareness of the hospice’s work.

Maddison visited the hospice in Byng Road, High Barnet, just before the match, spending time with the children and their families to hear their stories. He toured the hospice to see the therapies wing and its accessible playground.

“I was blown away by my visit to Noah’s Ark,” the father-of-three said. “The charity does amazing work and I met staff and families.”

Star names in the past who have appeared at the golf day include footballers like Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, Scott McTominay, Jimmy Bullard, Jermaine Jenas, Jamie Redknapp and Peter Crouch, as well as current Spurs coach Ryan Mason.

Last year’s event had comedian Michael McIntyre, singer Tom Grennan and TV’s Love Island stars Chris Hughes and Josh Denzel among those teeing up.

It costs £6 million a year to keep Noah’s Ark hospice running, the charity says, with 90 per cent coming from voluntary donations.

This support from well-wishers ensures that they can continue providing expert and compassionate palliative care for 350 children.

Noah’s Ark chief executive Sophie Andrews said: “We’re so grateful for Spurs’ commitment and delighted that James Maddison is dedicating his annual celebrity golf day to us.”

The hospice helps babies, children and young people with life-limiting or threatening conditions, supporting their families to make the most of every day. The charity helps those who die young to do so “in as much comfort as possible, surrounded by family”.

It organises fun activities and days out, helping the families do things they never thought possible. Care is given to youngsters to enjoy life as children rather than patients and for their parents and siblings to be their families rather than just carers.