Straight ahead view of the Council Chamber at Liverpool Town Hall

Civic honours set to be approved

A number of organisations and individuals are set to be honoured by the city council for their work to benefit the people of Liverpool.

An extraordinary meeting taking place at the Town Hall on Wednesday 7 November is proposing that the following organisations be admitted to the City of Liverpool Freedom Roll of Associations.

The Linda McCartney Centre – for the services it provides for advanced and innovative treatments for breast cancer

St Joseph’s Hospice (Jospice) – which provides care for terminally ill people living in Liverpool and Sefton

Magistrates Organisation – which recently celebrated its 650th anniversary as an important part of the justice system in Liverpool

In addition, the following individuals are being nominated to become ‘Citizens of Honour’.

Peggy O’Brien and Winnie Keating – founders of the Lily Centre which helps and supports women with breast cancer. Its patrons include Cherie Blair.

Professor Ray Donnelly – founder of the Lung Cancer Fund (Roy Castle Foundation) which works to tackle the disease

Gabriel Muies – who was instrumental in the re-opening of the historic Williamson Tunnels, and played a key role in securing the return of the Henry Pooley Sailors’ gates to the city last year.

Lord Mayor Sharon Sullivan said: “Liverpool is fortunate to have many organisations and individuals who are truly public spirited.

“They devote their lives to championing worthy causes and improving the quality of life for others in the city.

“It is right and proper that we honour their dedication and commitment.”

Special ceremonies to bestow the honours will take place at a date in the future.