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16th Oct 2015

Conor McGregor to donate €50,000 to help Ireland’s homeless problem

50 Gs baby

Ben Kiely

Conor McGregor is spreading his wealth to those who really need it.

The interim UFC featherweight champion released a statement on his Facebook page in which he announced that he would be donating €50,000 to help the homeless problem in the country.

“I am donating €50,000 from these events to help boost resources of those who are fighting the homeless crisis in Ireland, as we head into the colder weather.”

“€25,000 will go to the hard working Simon Community homeless charity. This €25,000 will fund the mobile health clinic for a full year so the people in need can get the treatment they need, when they need it.”

“The other €25,000 I will donate to Focus Ireland which will go towards the Family Services Division which helps family’s (sic) in crisis move on from homelessness.”

McGregor added that he put some thought into choosing the organisations to donate to, so that he could be assured the money would be put to the best use.

“I put time into researching both the Simon Community and Focus Ireland charities. The work of both these organizations is unparalleled with the homeless crisis in our country.

“We have put together a four day event across the country. Meet fans. Have some fun. Celebrate life, and also help build money to put towards this major crisis we have in our country.”

The interim UFC champion is appearing at a series of events around the country in the coming days in aid of the country’s homeless crisis. He will be at The Foundry in Waterford on Friday night, the Savoy in Cork on Saturday and on Monday and Tuesday, he will be joining his SBG teammates at the Wright Venue in Dublin.

You can buy tickets to the Q&A on Monday and Tuesday here.