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Civic honours rubber stamped

Williamson Tunnels man and Lung Centre founder to get community services awards

Published on November 7th 2012.

Civic honours rubber stamped

THE Linda McCartney Centre, the founder of the Roy Castle Foundation and Williamson Tunnels champion Gabriel Muies HIGH are set to be honoured by the city council today.

The are among a group of organisations and individuals being nominated for their work to benefit the people of Liverpool. 

Councillors will give the green light for 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. 

Winnie Keating and Peggy O'BrienWinnie Keating and Peggy O'Brien

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, Councillor 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.

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