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CITC to grant young fan a very special wish

DREAM COME TRUE: City fan, Idris, receive a big surprise from Vincent Kompany.

DREAM COME TRUE: City fan, Idris, receive a big surprise from Vincent Kompany.

City in the Community (CITC) has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to give a young fan a dream day out.

Junior Blue, Idris, who had his leg amputated after being diagnosed with a form of bone cancer, recently discovered he’ll be meeting his Manchester City heroes after Vincent Kompany sent him a very special message.

Having suffered with Ewing Sarcoma, Idris now plays for City’s amputee team and found out his wish had been granted during a school assembly, when the Club captain appeared via video to invite him to watch Pep Guardiola’s team in training.

It was City in the Community’s Paul Kelly who referred Idris to Make-A-Wish and the Foundation’s Disability Coordinator was delighted to see the youngster’s dreams come true.

“Idris is fantastic, his smile and personality shine like a bright light which passes on to others, even after all of the challenges that he has faced,” he said.

“I first met Idris sitting in the playground of his primary school. I got in contact with his family and invited him to the CFA to attend City in the Community’s ‘One City’ programme.

“He is now part of the Man City junior amputee team and a member of the wider Club programme. 

“At a session, Idris told me that his dream would be to meet his idols, so I wanted to try and make that happen.  I am so happy that his dream will become a reality!”

For more information about Manchester City and Make-A-Wish, visit: https://www.make-a-wish.org.uk/man-city

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CITC mark UN celebration of sport

MEXICO CITY: Fútbol Matters provides a safe space for children to play football, whilst tackling employability issues.

It’s the UN’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and to mark the occasion Manchester City is shining the spotlight on its community leaders.

We’re introducing fans to two inspiring individuals, one who is responsible for our community work in Manchester and the other who leads a global project in Mexico City.

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De Bruyne goes back to school with Premier League

IN THE CLASSROOM: Kevin De Bruyne is one of the faces of the Premier League Primary Stars campaign.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has a starring role in the launch of a new Premier League campaign which aims to inspire child learning.

The Blues midfielder is one of the faces of the newly-launched Premier League Primary Stars initiative.

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CITC serve up thousands of free breakfasts

HEALTHY EATING: Premier League Works students helping local children in Manchester.

Children across Manchester have reaped the benefits of a breakfast boost thanks to City in the Community’s (CITC) Premier League Works programme.

Eighty local schools and nurseries received a free breakfast as part of CITC's commitment to healthy eating.