Long-term partners Nissan will support all of CITCs disability and LGBTQ+ projects for two years having backed the charity since 2021. To celebrate, City have released a video of first-teamer Jack Grealish surprising young fan Lucas and joining him in a game of EA FC.
Lucas is a participant in the One City Disability programme, and Grealish took time to chat with him about CITC&aposs disability work and take him on for a game of EA FC. Grealish presented Lucas with a signed photo of his reaction at the final whistle of June&aposs Champions League final, as well as a City shirt where he wrote: “To Lucas, You Inspiration, Best Wishes, Love Jack.”
It was a pleasure to play EA FC with Lucas, even if he did nearly beat me,” Grealish said. “It has been lovely to meet Lucas. He is a true inspiration. It is also great to hear that he has continued to come to City in the Community sessions for over 10 years and be provided with an environment where he can play football.
City will celebrate the new partnership during Sunday&aposs Premier League fixture against Tottenham, where Lucas will be invited to the game and will take part in activities around the stadium. Earlier this week, a video of Grealish showed the England international surprising a group of school children to mark City&aposs new Christmas campaign as he hid inside a giant toy box, and he has earned praise for his work with disabled fans in the past.
Sam Dainty, Head of Partnerships and Fundraising at City in the Community, said: Were delighted to announce that Nissan is expanding its previous support, as they become our Official Equality Diversity and Inclusion Partner. Inclusion is embedded into City in the Community, and we are passionate about breaking down barriers to participation so people in Greater Manchester can achieve their full potential. Not only does Nissan align with our values but also allows us to further expand our work.