Steven Gerrard painting signed by legend to be auctioned off for leading cancer centre The Christie

By Arandeep Singh Dhillon

A one-of-a-kind signed Steven Gerrard painting is to be auctioned off in the New Year to help to raise funds for Manchester’s The Christie.

Liverpool FC’s head of physiotherapy Chris Morgan is organising the event for the Manchester charity that will offer a portrait of the England captain commemorating 600 and 100 appearances for club and country respectively.

The Christie – Europe’s largest cancer centre – are thrilled to have the continuous support of Mr Morgan who has so far helped raise more than £70,000 for the charity.

Corporate development manager at The Christie charity Natalie Pike said: “We’re very lucky to have the support of Chris Morgan.

“All funds raised through the auction of this fantastic, unique painting of Steven Gerrard will help make a difference to cancer patients at The Christie.”

Chris, who has had members of his family and friends treated at the specialist hospital, will be donating any money made in the future to their research into bone disease Ewing’s Sarcoma.

He tweeted: “Anything I raise in the future will go specifically to research into #ewingssarcoma after I met a special girl at Melwood.

“#ewingssarcoma is so rare. It’s under researched and underfunded. Anything raised from #Gerrard painting or in future will try to help.”

The physio also said that along with members of the Liverpool FC team, he plans to raise even more money for The Christie… as long as no club fixtures clash.

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