Linda McCartney Center Recognized

at271113bmccartney-2The globally renowned Linda McCartney Centre was honored with the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in November 2013.

The center, which is based at the Royal Liverpool Health center, was identified for the solutions it provides for advanced and ingenious treatments for breast cancer as well as a large range of other cancers.

And also taking pride of place at the town hall event was not only the Freedom of the City scroll but an unique picture of Linda McCartney sent out especially for the event from her daughter Mary who is the center’s patron.

The Freedom honor– given in the presence of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Gary Millar, Deputy Mayor Roz Gladden as well as Cllr Richard Kemp– was received by Chris Holcombe, the cancer cells lead for the center.

He claimed: “On behalf of the  staff, patients and supporters of the Linda  McCartney Centre, I  sincerely thank the city for granting us the highest  honour 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.”

The Lord Mayor, said the  centre was the “most  deserving recipient” and added: “I put the centre forward to be awarded the honour a couple years ago.

“It helps so many people and families and it  thoroughly deserves the  recognition.

“The dedication and  support to those suffering  from cancer and the after  effects is to be  commended.”

Liverpool comedienne Pauline Daniels, that undertook breast surgical treatment recently, belonged to the 250-strong event that welcomed the give.

Likewise present were Merseysiders that routinely uses the center– consisting of Huyton’s Margie Shields and Birkdale’s Dennis Murphy.