The R Charity “Celebrate a Liverpool Life” concert took place at the Liverpool Cathedral on 4th December 2015. It was a great pleasure to return to sing for such a special night! The evening included a fantastic programme of songs, readings and congregational carols which was devised by Ian Tracey, with Daniel Bishop on the magnificent cathedral organ and the night was hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Philips.There were also brilliant performances by the Liverpool Philharmonic Choirand St Mary’s Preparatory School Show Choir and it was all for a great cause!
R Charity is the fundraising arm of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and their mission is to create a hospital where patients are at the heart of everything they do. It is an exciting time for the Royal as the building of the much-needed new hospital is currently underway and the doors will offically open in 2017.
“We are targeting our fundraising on a number of carefully selected areas which will help provide comfortable patient environments, welcoming visitors’ areas and world class medical equipment. Every bit of support we receive – large or small – makes a difference.”
RCharity and the work they are are doing will always be close to my heart. Here’s to the current and new Royal Liverpool Hospital, R Charity, all their wonderful staff that work so hard and the patients and families that receive care there!
New Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hospital 15th December 2015
Also…The Mersey Wave Choir were invited to sing at the Topping Out Ceremony for the new Royal Liverpool Hospital on 15th December!
They joined visitors, staff and contractors in getting an exclusive glimpse of the impressive city views from what will become a viewing platform when the hospital opens, next year.
Completion of the Royal Liverpool Hospital’s highest point was celebrated at the ceremony with 97 weeks work marking a significant milestone in the development of the new £335m hospital, scheduled to officially open in summer 2017.
The event was sponsored by contractor Carillion and Liverpool’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Roz Gladden, planted a yew tree followed by a festive reception, complete with Santa’s grotto, in the hospital’s atrium area.
Mersey Wave choir gave performances of their favourite Christmas music to join in the celebrations.
Aidan Kehoe, chief executive of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “This monumental event is an opportunity to look back and celebrate the amazing achievements in the development of the new Royal, by the construction workers on site and our own dedicated project team and clinical advisors, who started planning the new hospital nearly 10 years ago.
“This is the biggest construction project that Liverpool has seen for years and is the start of a massive transformation for the city.“The new Royal and the creation of the Liverpool Health Campus will put Liverpool on the world map for life sciences and give the people of Merseyside a hospital to be extremely proud of.”