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(UK) Athlete donates $$ for help kids with sensory issues in Derry school

Feb 1, 2019, Buzz.ie: James McClean shows his class once again with generous donation to Irish school https://www.buzz.ie/news/james-mcclean-donation-derry-school-315498 Republic of Ireland international James McClean is well-known for his generosity and the Stoke City winger displayed his charitable side once again with a fantastic gesture to a school in his native Co Derry. McClean has made a generous donation towards a fundraising campaign for gym equipment in Ardnashee School and College, which will directly help children with additional needs. The 29-year-old pledged £500 towards the campaign, which is hoping to raise enough money to purchase 15 pieces of gym equipment to aid pupils with sensory issues. … Clare McDaid, the chair of the PTA, thanked McClean for his generous donation the school, hailing him as a 'credit to his family and to our city'. "He never forgets his roots and for that we are extremely grateful," she said. “A lot of the children in the school have sensory issues and in other gyms the noise alone would cause a meltdown. A gym in our school would be heaven for our kids, they would be able to go somewhere quiet, being used by only a couple of people at a time.” …