James McClean makes outstanding gesture towards the homeless 10 months ago

James McClean makes outstanding gesture towards the homeless

Republic of Ireland and Stoke City winger James McClean has made a touching gesture towards the homeless by offering to pay for six homeless people to stay in the Maldron hotel until Wednesday.

McClean's sister Mary-Jane posted on Facebook that the Ireland midfielder and his partner Erin were collecting the homeless and bringing them to the hotel where they were going to stay with meals also provided and paid for.

She wrote:

"My brother has huge heart him & erin just paid for 6 homeless people to stay in the maldron hotel till wednesday with food were just away collecting them now & taking them to the hotel ready left a wee man to the hotel who lays at foyleside the critter is buzzing going to get collect more now you are a credit James McClean &Erin McClean??"

The Derry native has made a number of generous donations in the past which included paying £1,000 to help pay for the funeral costs of young Ronan McGavigan, paying for a hand cycle bike for a young girl with Spina Bifida and donating £1,000 to help pay for specialist proton therapy for a young girl with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in Florida.