The Potters pair have both made generous donations to the Stoke-on-Trent hospice during the coronavirus crisis.
“The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice is one of the poorest funded in the country,” Justine Trumper, of the Donna Louise Trust, told The Sun.
“We receive less than nine per cent of our funding from the government, the other 91 per cent we need to raise through fundraising and donations.
“But as a result of coronavirus, we’ve seen our income fall off a cliff overnight.
“As a charity that was already struggling financially, we have don’t have large reserves to see us through, and the future of our charity was very much at risk.
“Two of the very first to come to our aid, were Stoke City players James McClean and Joe Allen, who both made generous personal donations to The Donna Louise.
“The club has a long history of supporting our charity and we are beyond grateful for their support.”
“It’s brilliant to see James also donating much needed Personal Protection Equipment in his home town of Derry,” she added.
“Whatever people’s personal circumstances, there’s always something they can do to help and it’s wonderful to see James and Joe leading the way.
“The Donna Louise provides a lifeline to hundreds of families who are facing every parent’s worst nightmare – the heart-breaking knowledge that they will almost certainly outlive their child.
“Wonderful people like James and Joe are helping to ensure that we can continue to be there for families every step of the way, and we can’t thank them enough!”