22nd December

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Merry Christmas from Manchester City

Pep with long term patient Oliver at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in December 2018


For many years, the Manchester City squad has taken the time to visit patients and staff in Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the Starlight Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Mary’s to spread some Christmas cheer.  The visit brings smiles to faces young and old and is always a welcome distraction for our young patients, and their families, who are sadly in hospital in the run up to Christmas.  This year, just like last, COVID restrictions have meant that an in-person visit has not been possible and instead the Club have worked with us to support patients virtually by providing gifts and video messages.

Georgia Stanway at Wythenshawe Hospital’s Starlight Unit in 2019

On behalf of the Club, Manchester City Legend, Paul Dickov said:

‘This Christmas we want to celebrate the patients treated at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Over the years Manchester City has had the privilege of meeting patients at the hospital and we are always inspired by their bravery and courage.

‘We’re sorry that we’re unable to visit the hospital this year, but everyone at Manchester City wishes the children, their families, the staff, and supporters of the Charity, a very merry Christmas.’

Ederson meeting a young fan in December 2019

To find out more about how you can show your support for our family of NHS Manchester hospitals this Christmas, click here.

About Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity supports continuing excellence in treatment, research and care in our family of hospitals across Manchester and Trafford, comprising:

Manchester Royal Infirmary | Wythenshawe Hospital | Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital | Saint Mary’s Hospital | Manchester University Dental Hospital
Withington Community Hospital | Trafford General Hospital | Altrincham Hospital
North Manchester General Hospital

As a charity our mission is simple: to support the excellence in treatment, research and care we provide to the 2.5 million patients who are treated by our hospitals each year. We want to make a real difference to the people we treat – young and old – by making sure that they continue to receive the very best treatment in the very best facilities.

Your support today could make a real and lasting difference this Christmas and all year round.

Thank you.