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Tribute to rugby league legend launches at former Craven Park

A unique lasting tribute to a rugby league legend has been launched at an east Hull health centre.

Player and coach Roger Millward MBE, who passed away in May 2016, represented Great Britain and England and was already an international before joining Hull Kingston Rovers from Castleford in 1966.

He made 406 appearances for Hull KR through the most successful period on record, including his last first team appearance in the famous 1980 Wembley Challenge Cup Final win over Hull FC.

Estates solutions and services provider Citycare commissioned local artist Andy Pea to create a visual timeline and soundscape of images using material from the community, ex-players, people who supported the club and Roger’s family.

The tribute to Roger can be found within Park Health Centre, which was built on the site of the former Craven Park, home of the Robins.

This recent addition is one of many pieces of artwork that can be found across health centres in Hull.

Research commissioned by Arts Council England has shown how arts and culture can help to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life.

A pilot programme was launched by Citycare and the NHS in 2005 to make art and heritage an integral part of Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) buildings in Hull

The community health hub buildings in the city are all home to bespoke arts commissions, ranging from a census stairwell within Elliott Chappell Health Centre in Hessle Road, to abstract family sculptures within Bilton Grange Health Centre.

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