The Lord Mayor of Liverpool painted the Town Hall pink this week to raise money for breast cancer services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s Linda McCartney Centre.
Lord Mayor Gary Millar teamed up with fundraisers from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust’s R Charity to organise a day of cakes, crafts and song to promote awareness of breast cancer. A total of £1,108.37 was raised for the work of the Royal’s Linda McCartney Centre.
A ‘pink’ carpet was even rolled out to welcome guests including Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and their pink breast cancer awareness engine for the Pink Lady: Breast Cancer Awareness Day on Monday 28 October.
Live singing from local choirs and comedienne, actress and patient at the Linda McCartney Centre Pauline Daniels kept visitors entertained while the R Charity’s fundraising team were on hand with information on the work done at the Linda McCartney Centre. A bake sale and craft stalls added to the pink-themed fun.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar said: “I’ve always kept very close to the Linda McCartney Centre at the Royal and when I was becoming Lord Mayor, it was the first choice I had to make.
“I had to choose the centre as one of my nominated charities.”
The Community Health Ambassador Team (CHATS) and Liverpool Community Health’s iVan were also on hand to offer advice and support to members of the public.
Businesses in the city accepted a challenge to Go Pink on the same day, hosting their own fundraising events to raise money for the life-saving work done in the Linda McCartney Centre, and Liverpool Housing Trust held a dress down day and bake sale.
Donations can still be made to the Linda McCartney Centre by texting ‘PINK22’ followed by the amount you wish to donate (for example to donate £10 text ‘PINK22 £10’) to 70070 and make a difference today.