Conor McGregor, the UFC star, has donated €10,000 to a local Dublin family, whose three-year-old son is bravely battling leukemia. Three-year-old Josh Kelly is currently battling the disease and McGregor offered a huge lump to help the cause
The community of Drimnagh came together, organising a remarkable event called "Josh's Fun Day," which included a mini-football tournament involving local teams Galty Celtic, Mourne Celtic, and St John Bosco. This event, combined with games and music, managed to gather an impressive €8,000 in donations.
In addition to the community's efforts, McGregor stepped up to support the cause by writing two cheques, each amounting to €5,000. These donations will benefit three charities: Aoibhinn's Pink Tie, Oscar's Kids, and Bone Marrow for Leukemia. In total, the Kelly family successfully raised nearly €20,000 through their fundraising efforts.
"He reached out to us and has been so generous. We'd have grown up together back in the day but he hasn't forgotten and it's a measure of the great person he really is." @TheNotoriousMMA https://t.co/o7PkSRCNtU
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Josh's father, Jake, expressed his heartfelt gratitude not only to the caring Drimnagh community but also to McGregor for his generous support.
"We are blown away by the support we have had from the local community, local business and the people of Drimnagh for their support. It's been nothing short of remarkable and the people of Drimnagh are the best in the world in the way they have helped us raise much needed funds.
"I'm also so grateful to Conor McGregor for his massive support too. He reached out to us and has been so generous. We'd have grown up together back in the day but he hasn't forgotten and it's a measure of the great person he really is.
"He's a brilliant person and it's just typical of how caring and supportive he is behind his public image that he made contact wanting to support and contribute to the fundraiser and help our son Josh."