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Man City Squad Bring Cup of Cheer in Capital Hospital Visit.
Monday 21st April 2014 @ 17:00 by Anna Fletcher

Manchester City

Manchester City took the Capital One Cup on a unique tour of Tameside Hospital to inspire patients and staff plus one Droylsden youngster.
The Blues beat Sunderland at Wembley last month to clinch the cup and members of the Under-18s team paraded it through the hospital, stopping off to meet one of their own.
For on the children’s ward, eager patients took it in turns to lift the trophy with one young patient in particular harbouring hopes of following in their footsteps in the future.
“I think Lucas was a bit overwhelmed and a bit shy but he loved every minute of holding the trophy and meeting the players,” said Sheri Mitchell, mother of the five-year-old, who plays for Manchester City’s under-fives team.
“The hospital knew that he loves his football and that he goes to all of the City home games so it has been an absolute honour and a moment I am sure he will never forget.”
But it wasn’t just patients of the hospital who benefited from the visit, because as the trophy was paraded around different wards it was warmly greeted from staff too, many of whom were given permission to wear their sky blue tops for the day.
Read the story in full in this week’s (17th April) Tameside Reporter