Young boy shows his charitable side..
Ryan Wallace Hartnett aged 10, last week donated his most prized asset, a football signed by the Irish soccer squad with the aim of helping 15 lads who are losing weight for 15 different charities in Ireland Cycle4sickchildren
The charities are: The Ronald McDonald House Crumlin, Mid West Spina Bifida, Bee For Battens, Cliona’s Foundation, Pieta House, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, Share a Dream, Temple Street, Down Syndrome Ireland, St Johns Ward Crumlin, St Luke’s Hospital Dublin, CRC Dublin, Irish Guide Dogs, Jack & Jill Foundation and Ian’s Trust.
Ryan decided to do this, as he was so impressed with the lads, he said
“I would like to help the other kids that can’t do what i can do at the moment, its lousy on them so i want to help a little bit” tweet
Ryan who plays for Limerick FC under 11s and is a soccer nut was offered the ball back after a bid of €200 was made but has said, he does not want it back as he wants it to make as much to help out, that alone is a testament to the young man & the way he thinks outside of the game of football.
The ball is still up for auction & has been signed by the likes of Given, O’Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Kilbane, McGeady, Whelan, Gibson, Duff, Keane, Doyle, Westwood, Nolan, Foley, Keogh, Andrews, Hunt, Folan, Miller, Long, Lawrence, Kelly.
More information on bidding for the ball can be found on the facebook page C4sc-Pounds-4-Charity weight loss
Well done Ryan, amazing gesture from a boy so young!