Steven Naismith buys Christmas dinner for hundreds of Glasgow’s homeless

naismithEverton Football Club star Steven Naismith has paid for Christmas dinner for hundreds of homeless people.

The Scottish forward sponsored an annual meal in Glasgow organised by the charity, Loaves and Fishes, which helps those sleeping rough in the city.

Naismith described the event as “humbling and inspiring”, telling the Liverpool Echo: “When I was at Rangers and had a few bad injuries and wasn’t playing I thought it was a good opportunity to start helping, so I spoke to family and friends about where I wanted to make a difference if I could and Loaves and Fishes got brought up a couple of times.

“It’s a small gesture I make and in terms of the difference it makes, it’s massive. I enjoy it, you meet a lot of great characters in there who tell you what they think about football and how good or bad a footballer they think you are, things like that, so it’s great to go in and spend the afternoon with them.”

It is not the first time Naismith has put his hand in his pocket to help the disadvantaged. In 2014 he bought tickets for Everton home games to donate to unemployed people across Liverpool.

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