Citystories' The One competition winner to arrive
- 12 August 2014 15:01
- Posted by @roline_mcfc
We are preparing to welcome a very special guest to Manchester.
On Wednesday 13 August, City fan Ian MacLeod - the winner of Citystories' The One competition - will arrive to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Back in April, we asked fans: if you could tell just one tale about Manchester City, what would it be?
After sharing his account entitled 'City saved my life against cancer' which was voted as the fans' favourite story, Hollywood-based Ian and his wife are on their way to England to receive an incredible prize package.
During their stay in Manchester, the couple will be taken on a tour of the Etihad Stadium, before taking their seats for the opening home game of the 2014/15 season against Liverpool.
Ian's story will also be added to the wall of the Club's museum, plus he will receive a brand new signed home shirt and VIP tickets to our season launch party, City Live.
At the event, Ian will be introduced to his fellow City fans, before presenting an award live on stage.
Ahead of his trip, Ian declared: "Having the opportunity to go to Manchester to watch the boys in Blue is truly a dream come true. I applaud my brethren of the Hollywood Supporters Club for rallying so deeply around me.
"This contest taught me a few things: one, that the power of unity can't be underestimated - when people come together in an intense way for one cause, anything is possible. Secondly, I wanted all survivors of cancer to know that life doesn't stop when you walk out of the hospital.
"It's just the beginning of a phenomenally blessed life you can partake in if you open your eyes, take a deep breath and live the life you always dreamed of.
"I can't wait to get to Etihad Stadium and howl at the Blue Moon when we start another victorious season together! CITY 'TIL I DIE!"
Ian’s story is a tale of real human endeavour. It describes how the help and support of his local City Supporters Club in West Hollywood kept him fighting through his ordeal.
You can read his account below:
To build support for his vote, Ian created a video which can be viewed here or below.
We hope Ian and his wife have a wonderful time in Manchester.
Built in partnership with Manchester based digital company, Capsool, City are the first football club in the world to invite their fans to write the history of their club using a cutting edge time-based platform.
To tell us your favourite story about City, visit Citystories and help write the history of the Blues on our interactive timeline.