Gary Barlow, Amir Khan in tribute to cancer victim

February 25, 2011
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Manchester Grammar boys with Broude family members in front of an artwork of north-west celebrities

Manchester Grammar boys with Broude family members in front of an artwork of north-west celebrities

Manchester Grammar School pupils visited the Christie Hospital to view artwork they produced in memory of former student Robert Broude, who was a patient in its teenage cancer unit.

Robert died, aged 19, from a rare form of cancer in 2004. His family and friends have raised more than £250,000 for the hospital, funding "Rob's day unit", a spacious area for patients treated on a day care basis.

His parents Peter and Helena and grandmother Sandra joined the viewing group, Helena Broude saying: "The paintings look fantastic. The pupils have incorporated some of Robert's favourite things such as Liverpool Football Club. I know Robert would be impressed."

Inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, the art has a north-west theme with celebrity images including Gary Barlow, Amir Khan, Tony Wilson and the Gallagher brothers.

    Last updated: 10:05am, February 25 2011