EVERTON football legends Graeme Sharp and Ian Snodin met staff and patients at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre during a special visit today.

They were invited to the Wirral centre to take part in an educational workshop on healthy life choices for patients and their families as part of World Cancer Day.

The session covered the importance of a healthy lifestyle during cancer treatment, but also the role that diet and exercise can play in cancer prevention.

The duo supported staff at the centre as they rustled up some tasty smoothies to keep patients feeling fit and healthy during treatment.

Graeme Sharp said: "We're proud to support The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre this World Cancer Day.

"It's very humbling to come here and meet people who are facing such a difficult time in their lives but still stay so positive - and, of course, to see the fantastic work that the staff carry out every single day."

Dr Nicky Thorp, consultant in clinical oncology at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre said: "Being overweight or obese doesn’t necessarily mean someone will develop cancer but with one in twenty cancers possibly being linked to lifestyle choices, it's important that people know how best to look after themselves.

"Diet and exercise is so important from cancer prevention, right the way through the cancer journey, if someone does find themselves being diagnosed."