A footballer put his trading skills to the test to raise money for a hospice and pay tribute to those killed in the 9/11 attacks.

Spurs player Mauricio Pochettino took part in the annual BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day, in support of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice which looks after children in north London and Hertsmere.

The event is held each year in memory of the 658 people who lost their lives in the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001.

Staff commemorate those who died by raising money for charitable works worldwide and since it started in 2005, the charity day, which takes place in London and New York, has raised approximately $147 million.

Our partnership helps to raise awareness of the charity and drive the recruitment of volunteers via high profile events and the support of our players, coaching staff and Ambassadors.

Mauricio joined other well-known celebrities including Nicole Scherzinger, Damien Lewis, Tom Hardy, Holly Willoughby, Jimmy Carr and Bill Nighy to give a helping hand on the trading floor and speak to clients over the phone.

He also met with the Zenonos family who are supported by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

Eight-year-old Laya was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when she was 10 months old, and since then she and her two siblings have been supported by the charity.

Mauricio said: “It’s important to come together on the anniversary of 9/11 and remember those who lost their lives, whilst raising money for important charities such as Noah’s Ark. The money raised from today’s event will make a huge difference to so many children with life-threatening conditions across North London.”

To find out more about Noah’s Ark please visit www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk.