Tottenham Hotspur announce David Johnson as fourth Hotspur Hero
It has been more than two weeks since Tottenham Hotspur launched the Hotspur Heroes campaign. The purpose of this initiative is to highlight the work of Tottenham fans who are at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
We had earlier taken a look at the contributions of Danielle Morrish, an NHS receptionist from London, Rob Moses, a teacher at Hazelwood School, Surrey and Nikki Peddie, a nurse with the NHS at Southend University Hospital.
Joining this illustrious list, as confirmed by the club’s official website, is David Johnson, a medical engineer who visits hospitals and care homes repairing and servicing crucial medical equipment that enables health professionals to care for people.
"I’m just really proud to help and I love doing it!"
Our next Hotspur Hero is David Johnson, a medical engineer from London.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 12, 2020
David’s work included installing beds at London’s NHS Nightingale Hospital, the first of the temporary hospitals set up to treat COVID-19 patients. Upon learning of his nomination for the #HotspurHeroes campaign, he said:
“I’m just really proud to help and I love doing it. It has been daunting and uncomfortable, so I can’t imagine what it’s like for the patients.”
David, a lifelong Spurs fan, also narrated how different this experience has been from his usual workdays, when he used to go to hospitals and care homes, sing for the residents at care homes and enjoys a cup of tea with them – something which he hasn’t been able to do given the current circumstances.
“I haven’t been able to do that recently as most of them have been confined to their rooms, but some have started asking when I’m going to be singing again!”
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David hails from a Spurs-supporting family and is one of ten siblings. Having been attracted by the club’s playing style, he has been a regular at the stadium since his teens.
A medical engineer by profession, David’s passion for football has seen him also work as a referee since 1994. He has had the chance to referee a charity match against Newcastle United at White Hart Lane.