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Season 2011/12

The Shield: City stars on parade in the community

  • 03 August 2011 09:42
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

Edin Dzeko is a famed Unicef ambassador and takes his role very seriously, but the Bosnia-Herzegovina striker is far from being alone at City in his dedication to helping others.

It's entirely appropriate that Roberto Mancini's team should contest Sunday's Community Shield, because Blues players are constantly making their presence felt outside the game through City in the Community.

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Here's Micah Richards on a typical hospital visit, much appreciated but his young host is less than impressed by his attempts to switch the channel to Sky Sports News. He's going to be a pushover when it comes to Call of Duty ...

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Mario Balotelli was invited to see how his generous donations had been spent at Casa del Sole in Curtatone, Mantua, so the Italian striker was back home to meet Tommy and his friends once the season was over ... 

Mario and Patrick with Irene and Shirley at St Ann's

St Ann's Hospice, one of City in the Community's nominated charities in a popular vote, benefited from regular visits last season. Irene and Shirley haven't told Mario and Patrick Vieira yet that they'll be washing up ...     

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Children's Adventure Farm Trust was another City in the Community favourite. Shaun Wright-Phillips wasn't alone in enjoying a paint and shaving foam session. Gareth Barry joined in the fun too ...   

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"I had that Vincent Kompany in the back of my van last week."Joleon Lescott delivers a new mini-bus from for Community Transport Manchester. That wasn't quite what Roberto had in mind when he referred to your driving ambition, Joleon ...

Zabba an Michael Ambrose Christies patient

Pablo Zabaleta was at The Christie in Withington in November, meeting teenage Blue Michael Ambrose among others at the newly-opened, world-leading patient treatment centre ...   

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The new Royal Manchester Children's Hospital welcomed a City delegation headed by Patrick and his giant scissors to officially open a rooftop play area funded by City in the Community ...

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And we couldn't close without an honourable mention for popular Club ambassador Mike Summerbee, who spent several hours behind bars - as opposed to several hours propping them up - in the name of charity. Just kidding, Buzzer, but we knew that mentioning "Escape to Victory" in every other sentence would land you in trouble.

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