Jack Grealish helps pay for funeral of teenage Aston Villa fan who died in car crash
Grealish made a donation and urged others to do the same after hearing the tragic news
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish donated £2,000 towards the funeral of 18-year-old Mia Craen, who sadly passed away after a car accident last week.
Mia died at the scene of the crash in Southwater, West Sussex, last Saturday.
An avid Villa supporter, she had told friends that Grealish was her favourite player. One of those friends, Rosie Fletcher, called on those who knew her to tag the England international in an Instagram post.
"Given that she was a huge @avfcofficial and @jackgrealish fan, we would like to get recognition for Mia and the amazing person she was." Rosie's post read.
The post was widely shared, eventually reaching the Villa midfielder, who responded by making the donation to a GoFundMe page set up by Mia's brother, Finlay, to raise money for her funeral.]
As well as donating, Grealish also shared Rosie's post to his Instagram Stories, urging those who could afford to to send their own donations.
"R.I.P Mia. Sending my deepest condolences to your family and friends." he wrote. "Please click the link in this bio and donate if possible. So sad."
The GoFundMe page has, as the time of writing, now received close to £20,000 in donations. Grealish is also understood to have contacted Mia's brother.