Manchester City player, Fabian Delph joined brave youngsters at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to unveil a brand-new pain distraction unit, funded by the squad as part of the hospital’s One Big Wish appeal.
The state-of-the-art unit projects a series of interactive 3D images and games on to a screen which patients can control and enjoy whilst they undergo medical treatment. Wearing special 3D glasses, youngsters become completely immersed in a colourful world of virtual reality that helps distract them from pain and blocks out the frightening sights and sounds of the treatment room.
Six football mad fans, selected by the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, were invited to help Fabian cut the ribbon and were then each presented with their very own Manchester City home kit to mark the occasion.
For one Blue who was too poorly to attend the unveiling, Fabian made a surprise visit to their ward to deliver their football kit in person.
Commenting on the visit, Fabian said:
Sarah Naismith, Director of Charities at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity added:
The unveiling forms part of the Club’s long-standing relationship with the hospital. Earlier this season, patients joined the squad on their champions parade through Manchester city centre and seven brave youngsters were invited to take part in both the men’s and women’s official team photographs.
- Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity will be conducting a bucket collection at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 2nd February 2019.