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Seamus Coleman proves he's an all-round good guy with generous donation to young Everton fan

The Ireland and Tofees full-back gave £5,000 towards the campaign to bring six-year-old Daire Flanagan to Goodison Park.

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Updated at 21.30 

A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN to help a young Everton fan with a rare genetic condition has been aided by Toffees defender Seamus Coleman.

Daire Flanagan from Belfast was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome at birth and his parents were initially told he wouldn’t live beyond 48 hours.

However, now six-years-old, he’s an avid supporter of the Toffees.

A Facebook campaign has been set up help Daire realise his dream of seeing Everton play at Goodison Park — a wish made more difficult by the fact that his condition means he would have to be flown over via Air Ambulance.

News of the campaign has spread on social media and Ireland international Coleman generously donated £5,000 to the cause as well as writing a short message:

I read Daire’s story online and would love to help get him his trip to Goodison next season. I hope that (my donation) can help get Daire and his family a safe trip to Liverpool. Looking forward to seeing you at a game next season.”

Top marks to everyone involved.

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