James McClean donates money to the House in the Wells

James McClean (left) and Vincent Sweeney.
James McClean (left) and Vincent Sweeney.
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Derry born West Bromwich Albion footballer, James McClean, and former Derry City striker, Vincent Sweeney, have donated money to help homeless men and women dependent on alcohol in Derry.

The ‘Journal’ understands the two Derry men made a significant donation to the House in the Wells and Foyle Valley House, which are both managed by Apex Housing Association.

Housing support workers and residents pictured at the Homeless Awareness Week event held at the House in the Wells  recently. Included in the photo are Michaela (left) and Sharon (third from right) from De Paul Housing First. DER4915GS030

Housing support workers and residents pictured at the Homeless Awareness Week event held at the House in the Wells recently. Included in the photo are Michaela (left) and Sharon (third from right) from De Paul Housing First. DER4915GS030

Vincent Sweeney is now a personal trainer in Derry and he used social media website, Facebook, to thank Republic of Ireland international, James McClean for getting involved in the charity appeal.

“Thanks to James McClean for joining together with me to make a donation to The House in the Wells and Foyle Valley House,” wrote Vincent on Monday.

“I wouldn’t usually post about charity donations but I wanted to help raise some awareness. I hope that a few of you may also give what you can to this worthy cause. Christmas is such an important time to help others who are less fortunate than you - no one knows what’s around the corner.”

Vincent said the reason he decided to help out was because he wanted to make sure some of the most vulnerable people living in Derry had a Christmas Day dinner.

“I wanted to make sure everyone gets a Christmas dinner and has somewhere warm to go on Christmas Day.I know there are a lot of people in need so we all need to do what we can to help the people of our town,” he said.

The House in the Wells and Foyle Valley House offer help and support to men and women who are homeless and dependent on alcohol.