James McClean donates to Higgins family as #rooneyforryan campaign begins

Ryan Higgins.
Ryan Higgins.

Derry football star James McClean has reached out to help another family facing the tragic loss of their son.

Last night James McClean pledged £1,000 to the family of Ryan Higgins from Creggan, who died tragically yesterday afternoon.

Just last week the West Brom star donated to the family of two year-old Ronan McGavigan who was knocked down and killed on the Lone Moor Road.

And he also donated almost £700 to the McBride family whose son James underwent life saving open heart surgery in London this week.

Local business man Mohammed Ali also organised a fundraising night last night to help the Higgins family.

One person wrote on facebook: “Love being part of the Derry community because in times like this when everyone is there for each other and everyone comes together, makes me even prouder seeing James McClean donate £1,000 to help Ryan’s family and Mohamed Ali helping everyone out in a time of need, people like you are a credit to the city.”

Meanwhile a campaign has begun asking Wayne Rooney to tweet about Ryan Higgins.

Ryan was a huge Manchester United fan.

Local people have been asked to go online and tweet with the hastag #rooneyforryan

Previous help James McClean has given Derry families:


Derry mum thanks ‘absolute gentleman’ James McClean

James McClean gives Derry’s Jamie ‘gift of lifetime’

West Brom star James McClean keeps his promise to make a little girl’s Christmas

Generous Ireland soccer star James McClean just keeps on giving