Manchester City women’s team pay festive visit

Press release posted 14 December 2018

Members of the Manchester City Women’s team visited the Trust earlier this week to spend time with some Christie patients.

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Canadian forward Janine Beckie explored their creative side in the Christie art room while midfielder Jill Scott, forward Tessa Wullaert and defender Demi Stokes visited the Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) unit.

midfielder Jill Scott, forward Tessa Wullaert and defender Demi Stokes visited the Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) unit

The players chatted with patients and played table tennis in the TYA, while in the art room the players got involved in making Christmas cards and monoprints.

Christie Artist in residence, Pat Mountford, said: “Living with cancer at times can be incredibly difficult and I have seen several patients having to go through these difficult times.

England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and Canadian forward Janine Beckie explored their creative side in the Christie art room

I watch regularly the art room lifting spirits, but it was fantastic having the Manchester City Women's team visit the art room, joining in the session making monoprints, lots of fun, laughter and photos. Spirits were well and truly lifted.”