Gareth Barry Donates Puerto Banus Holiday Home to Charity

Gareth Barry, Manchester City

The Manchester City star said that he wants poor and sick children to benefit from his home when he is not using it.

Barry, 30, hopes the children will enjoy the sunshine and swimming pool at his Puerto Banus home, near Malaga.

“It’s a pleasure to donate my holiday home to this fantastic charity and I look forward to hearing the holiday stories of these amazing kids.”

Sun and Happiness charity was formed by Kim Wood.

“He hasn’t made a big deal about it. This is just something he wanted to do. It’s a smashing gesture, especially when so many footballers get criticised for their Blingtastic lifestyles,” a club insider said.

“The players know they are paid amazingly well – and it’s so refreshing when they give something back to those less fortunate,” the insider added.

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