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04th Aug 2023

Conor McGregor donates €10,000 to Dublin child with leukaemia

Kat O'Connor

Conor McGregor has been praised for donating thousands to support a Dublin child fighting leukemia.

McGregor donated an incredible €10,000 to Josh Kelly who is currently being treated for leukemia.

The three-year-old’s local community in Drimnagh has also raised thousands as the young boy undergoes treatment.

His dad and the Drimnagh community managed to raise an incredible €8,000 to support Josh and bone marrow charities.

Charities that will benefit from the funds raised include Aoibhinn’s Pink Tie, Oscar’s Kids, and Bone Marrow for Leukemia.

Josh’s father said they have been blown away following the incredible gesture.

He told StrikerOnline:

“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.”

Jake said they’re so “grateful” to Conor McGregor for his incredible support.

“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.”

The dad said the sportsman is a “brilliant person” and has helped Josh so much.

“It’s just typical of how caring and supportive he is behind the public image that he made contact wanting to support and contribute to the fundraiser and help our son Josh.”

Josh is currently being treated at Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin. He is set to celebrate his fourth birthday later this month.