Tottenham star Gareth Bale shows incredible generosity by paying £15,000 to buy Christmas hampers for struggling families in Wales
- Gareth Bale is putting his hand into his pocket to help out families at Christmas
- The Tottenham shared has shown his generosity by paying out £15,000
- Bale got involved in the SWEP’s ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas campaign’
- MP Carolyn Harris took to social media to express her thanks to the player
Bale has made the remarkable gesture after getting involved in the ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’ campaign organised by the South Wales Evening Post, when he was initially just asked for a signed football shirt.
But the Wales star, on loan at Spurs from Real Madrid, was keen to do more, and has now paid out for 300 Christmas hampers for families which price at £50 each.
Gareth Bale has made Christmas that little bit better for struggling families in Wales
Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris is spearheading the Post’s campaign with Swansea West Welsh Assembly minister Julie James, and initially approached Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, to ask for the footballer’s support.
Now, following his gesture, Harris could not contain her excitement and took to social media to publicly thank the football for his generosity.
‘Im literally wordless. So emotional. Thank You Gareth Bale,’ she wrote via Twitter.
‘You will help us bring a little bit of Christmas joy to so many. GOD BLESS YOU XXXXX’
She added: I can’t thank Gareth Bale enough, he will change so many lives this Christmas.
‘His generosity is incredible in buying all 300 hampers.’
Wales captain Bale has forked out for 300 Christmas hampers which price at £50 each
Bale’s generosity follows on from the recent theme of footballers trying to help those less fortunate during what has been a difficult year, after Manchester United star Marcus Rashford became the spearhead to push the Government into changing their stance on free school meals.
More information on the ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’ campaign and details of how to make a contribution can be found by clicking here.