James McClean donates £1,000 to help pay for funeral of Derry toddle hit by car

Derry man and Republic of Ireland international, James McClean, is believed to have donated £1,000 to help pay for the funeral of a two year-old boy knocked down and killed in Derry at the weekend.

Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 11:14 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:17 pm
Little Ronan McGavigan (left) and Republic of Ireland international, James McClean.

Little Ronan McGavigan died on Sunday after he was struck by a car on the Lone Moor Road.

Earlier this week, a fundraising page was set-up to help little Ronan’s family with funeral costs.

At the time of publishing this article almost £4,000 had been donated.

Twenty-seven year-old McClean was born and reared close to where the McGavigan family live.

McClean, who plays for English Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion, is no stranger to charitable acts.

Last year he donated money to a local refuge for homeless men with an alcohol dependency.

The former Derry City F.C. star has helped pay for local children to receive medical treatment and even paid for one Derry teenager to travel with his family to watch a West Bromwich Albion match last season.