Top award for Linda McCartney Centre

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Town Hall in Liverpool. Photo: Ida Husøy

Town Hall in Liverpool. Photo: Ida Husøy

The Linda McCartney Centre at the Royal Liverpool Hospital will be granted the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in a ceremony at the Town Hall this week.

On Wednesday, the centre will be recognised for the services it provides for the advanced and innovative treatments for breast cancer and it will be admitted to the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions of the City of Liverpool.

Thanks to the services provided by the Linda McCartney Centre, people from all over the North West can  now travel to the city to receive some of the most progressive and innovative treatments available in the UK today.

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar, said: “The Freedom of the City is the highest honour we can bestow, and the Linda McCartney Centre is a most deserving recipient.

“The staff and volunteers working at the centre or raising money on behalf of it, together with patients, families and friends are key to making the Linda McCartney Centre the success it is today.

“Each member of the team is completely devoted to helping those receiving treatment, ensuring they are as comfortable as possible.”

Chris Holcombe, cancer leader for the Linda McCartney Centre, said: “On behalf of the staff, patients and supporters of the Linda McCartney Centre, I sincerely thank the city for granting us  with the Freedom of the City. This honour is amazing recognition for the work we all do to improve the lives of local people with cancer.”

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