Blues support World Cancer Day

05/02/2016  2 Comments  [Jump to last]

Everton heroes Graeme Sharp and Ian Snodin helped to mark World Cancer Day by visiting patients at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

The duo visited the specialist facility in Wirral to cheer up patients on the wards and meet the remarkable staff who care for hundreds of cancer sufferers every week.

By visiting The Clatterbidge Cancer Centre, Sharp and Stuart are aiming to raise awareness of the disease and highlight the work undertaken by nurses, doctors and hospice staff all over the country.

Everton Football Club Ambassador Graham Sharp said: “We’re proud to support The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre this World Cancer Day. We were here last year to have a chat with the patients and it’s so humbling to come along and bring some light relief to those who are facing such a difficult time in their lives.

“One thing that always strikes me is how positive people can be when faced with adversity and I think the fantastic staff here have a big part to play in that. They work so hard every single day so it’s wonderful to meet them today and find out more about The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.”

The North West has some of the highest rates of cancer in the country, and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is focusing on positive steps in preventing and dealing with it as part of World Cancer Day.

Liz Morgan, Matron at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, said: “World Cancer Day is a global event to help raise awareness and educate people about cancer. Having the support of Everton on such an important day is fantastic for the Centre. Going through treatment can be a stressful time for our patients so having some special visitors come onto the wards really makes a difference. There are quite a few staff who look forward to their visits too!”

This World Cancer Day, Everton has also backed four leading charities who have united to make a bigger difference. Cancer Research UK, Anthony Nolan Trust, Movember and Breast Cancer Care have created Unity Bands that are available to purchase and all funds raised will go towards their life saving research or support services.

 

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Matthew Williams
1 Posted 05/02/2016 at 17:51:03
We are the world's nicest club after all. Well done lads, nice one.
Nick Armitage
2 Posted 05/02/2016 at 19:58:45
Representatives of Everton are often at Clatterbridge. Big Dunc recently visited a young patient who idolised him and the club often send signed shirts for patients.

The club really do go the extra mile when they don't have to and for that I applaud them.

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