Stoke on The College head basketball coach Shawn Jamison helped deprived youngsters at a charitable event in London at the weekend.

Hoops Aid, at the O2 arena, is a celebrity charity event that enables disabled kids to do sport, who haven’t got the opportunities due to cost for equipment or location.

Shawn, a former Harlem globetrotter, took part in the event for the 4th consecutive year. “This is a great event that does a lot of charitable work for disabled kids in communities.” Said Shawn.  “I am passionate about coaching our youngsters at College, but days like this certainly put everything into perspective.  One youngster, Ellis Haggith played in the tournament after 3 ½ years of chemo for leukaemia.”

Other celebrities taking part in the event were 5 after midnight, Colin Salmon, David James, Nicole Bass, David Haye, Sarah Hardking, Ade Adepitan and Ade Akenfenwa and BBC Breakfast presenter Mike Bushell.

The charitable event took place prior to the BBL Play off final, won by the Leicester Riders.