Three local charities have received a £35,000 boost from an appeal by a former Lord Mayor.
Councillor Tony Concepcion nominated Ronald McDonald House, KIND and Lister Steps as his charities during his year in office, 2015/6.
A series of events ranging from a fashion show and a Valentine’s Day ball to coffee mornings were held to raise the £35,000 which will be divided between the three charities.
Councillor Concepcion is also making a donation from the appeal to the Women’s Hospital neo-natal unit.
“I was really pleased about how much was raised,” he said.”I would like to say a really big thank you to the members of the charity committee who worked so hard throughout the year.
“And, of course, a very special thank you to everybody who donated to the appeal – we know Liverpool people are very generous and their support for these charities proves it.
“It was very difficult to choose which charities to support as there are so many good causes but I think most people will recognise the great work these three do – so once, again a very heartfelt thank you for all who supported this appeal.”
Pictured (left to right): Denise Byrne from Ronald McDonald House, charity committee member Charlene Lee, Councillor Concepcion, Stephen Yip of KIND, charity committee member Sylvia Lewis and Julie May from Lister Steps.