Lord Mayor to host pink day for Linda McCartney Centre

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool will help paint the town pink to raise money for breast cancer services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s Linda McCartney Centre.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Town Hall will be decked out in banners and decorations from 11am-6pm as Lord Mayor Gary Millar invites the public into the town hall for his Pink Lady: Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Monday 28 October.

The fundraising team from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust will be on hand with information on the work done at the Linda McCartney Centre while there will be a bake sale, arts and crafts and live music.

Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar said: “I am delighted to be hosting a pink themed day at Liverpool Town Hall to raise awareness of breast cancer.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the public to show their support for a very worthy cause and have some fun at the same time. There will be plenty to do and something for everyone including health checks.”

The Community Health Ambassador Team (CHATS) and Liverpool Community Health’s iVan will also be on hand to offer advice and support to members of the public.

Cllr Millar added: “Refreshments will be available and there will be entertainment throughout the day including one or two surprise appearances not to be missed.
“The Town Hall will be open for everyone, young and old and I hope I can encourage as many people to come along and get involved as possible, it’s going to be a great day so please pop in and take part.

“All monies raised on the day will go to the Linda McCartney Centre based at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.”

Businesses in the city have been challenged to Go Pink on the same day and host their own fundraising event to raise money for the life-saving work done in the Linda McCartney Centre, with Liverpool Housing Trust already signed up to hold a dress down day and bake sale.

Angela McShane, events and community fundraiser for the Royal’s R Chairty, said: “Whether it is a dress down day or a pink themed raffle, or even a member of staff at work donning a pink pinny and charging a donation for each cuppa they make, there are lots of ways to get involved.”

For more information or to request a fundraising pack, please contact Rebecca on 0151 706 3099 or Rebecca.grime@rlbuht.nhs.uk

If you cannot make it on the day but would still like to support local cancer services please text ‘PINK22’ followed by the amount you wish to donate (for example to donate £10 text ‘PINK22 £10’) to 70070 and make a difference today.