Conor McGregor delivers supplies to children's hospital in Dublin

Conor McGregor delivers vital supplies to children’s hospital in Dublin amid COVID-19 crisis… after donating €1MILLION for PPE for staff, oxygen equipment and monitors

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Conor McGregor personally delivered supplies to a Dublin children’s hospital on Thursday amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The UFC fighter, 31, looked delighted as he visited Crumlin Children’s Hospital to drop off the vital equipment and meet with staff.

Conor cracked a happy smile as he posed with staff in the hospital while maintaining social distancing.

What a man: Conor McGregor personally delivered supplies to a Dublin children’s hospital on Thursday amid the COVID-19 crisis

The sports star, who was born and raised in Dublin, looked casually cool in a black tiger print sweatshirt, joggers and trainers as he posed.

Showing their support and appreciation to the fighter, a medic was seen making a heart sign during a photo with McGregor.  

Ireland currently has more than 20,000 cases of coronavirus and 1,232 deaths, 

Last month Conor was thanked by an Irish hospital for his donation of personal protective equipment to keep them safe against the coronavirus.

The star  has helped in the fight against the deadly disease by donating €1million that has gone towards cardiac monitors, oxygen equipment and 50,000 masks for hospitals around the country.  

Star: Conor is known for his prowess in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and boxing (pictured January 2020)

Michael Sheridan, CEO of the Mercy Hospital, wrote on Twitter: ‘Huge thanks to @NotoriousMMA for donating thousands of pieces of #COVID19 PPE to @MercyCork #FrontLineHeroes. Some very happy porters collected these this morning at our @MercyfoundCork offices.’

The post displayed a number of boxes containing the PPE equipment with workers standing next to them outside the hospital’s fundraising office. 

Meanwhile, clinical director Kieran O’Connor also showed his appreciation to McGregor, posting: ‘Enormous thanks to ⁦@NotoriousMMA for his support with massive PPE donation for COVID19 @MercyCork.’  

Conor retweeted both posts and it comes after his sizeable donation was commended by a charity earlier this month.

Frontline: The UFC fighter, 31, looked delighted as he visited Crumlin Children’s Hospital to drop off the vital equipment and meet with staff

Hometown: Conor – who was born and raised in Crumlin – spoke with staff while maintaining social distancing

Mary Leahy, the founding member of Heroes Aid, the charity that helped orchestrate McGregor’s money reaching the frontline of Ireland’s battle against coronavirus said his contributions were ‘positive’ and ‘very welcome’.

‘Your donation was a very welcome & positive contribution Conor,’ she wrote.

‘It was certaintly my 1st time ever having a role in spending a million..hope it wont be my last!  

‘The hard work started many weeks ago… give a women €1.3 million to spend, she will do it easily…and wisely, esp when this donation from @TheNotoriusMMA was to equip frontline healthcare to fight Covid-19.

‘From cardiac monitors, to oxygen concentrators, to face visors, masks, gowns, and the rest.’

So kind: Last month Conor was thanked by Mercy Hospital in Cork for his donation of personal protective equipment to keep them safe against the coronavirus 

Good cause: A number of hospitals across Ireland have received equipment thanks to his contribution 

Praise you: Mary Leahy of Heroes Aid took to Twitter to herald the impact of McGregor’s donation

In March the lightweight fighter pleaded with Ireland to go into full lockdown in order to beat the coronavirus, urging them to ‘utilise our defence forces’.   

He said: ‘If you do not enter the game, you cannot win it. We have now entered the game and with strict adherence to the methods we will win.

‘We must abide by this and I pray for health of the country that we do so. We cannot go by chance here.

‘I urge our government to utilise our defence forces. Any less than full adherence to these newly put forth methods by any member of our society will not only be a mockery to what we are attempting to do – it would put the rest of our great nation in danger.

‘You are doing your country an incredible deed by staying put.’

Support: Conor has been an active campaigner since the coronavirus outbreak and has spoken with government figures about ways to combat the disease (pictured January 2020)

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