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Cancelo visits CITC for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Club’s Charity, City in the Community (CITC), marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) with a visit from Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo, who visited an inclusive pan disability session.

Cancelo attended the session at the City Football Academy, where he interacted with participants, learning about why they attend the sessions, how they enjoy them, as well as taking photos and signing items for attendees.

CITC’s One City Disability sessions provide a safe, inclusive, environment for persons with all disabilities to enjoy and get involved sporting activates and footballing opportunities, no matter their ability.

Disabilities are not always visible, so it is a key part of CITC’s One City Disability programme to provide a safe environment for all no matter if their disability is visible or not.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to further promote the message that ‘not all disabilities are visible’.

CITC also make use of the Etihad’s Stadium Sensory Room which caters to people with a variety of disabilities, including autism, providing them with a space to enjoy the football without experiencing loud crowd noise.

The charity invites its partner SEN schools to the stadium to use the sensory room space and experience the benefits of innovative sensory technology in a comfortable environment.

If you would like to support CITC and its work, you can this Christmas through Manchester City’s ‘A Time For Giving’ campaign.

For every purchase a fan makes for a range of selected Christmas retail clothing items, available online and in the City Store, the Club will donate £5 to its charity, City in the Community.

Fans can also make additional donations at the tills in the stadium store, when checking out during their purchase journey for match tickets and via www.mancity.com/CITC.

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To find out more, visit www.mancity.com/CITC or follow them on social media @CITCmancity.

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