The League of Welldoers is Liverpool's oldest charity. It receives no funding from either local council or central government for its core activities and relies almost entirely on the generosity of individuals and its own fund raising activities to make ends meet. Its activities include:
The flag of the Queen's Award for Enterprise flies over the St Helens Chamber of Commerce. The Lord-Lieutenant presented the most prestigious award for commerce and industry to the Chamber for its innovation and leadership in business and commerce in the area. The annual Queen’s Awards recognise British businesses that have excelled and the Chamber was one of just six winners of the new Promoting Opportunity Award, introduced for the first time this year.Accepting the award St Helens Chamber chairman Graham Worsley, said:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the work we do to promote opportunity and support social mobility.
“The commitment of our staff is exemplary and the work we do makes a huge impact on people and businesses in St Helens.
“The Chamber is an asset to St Helens and we are proud to have had this recognised at the highest level.”
As part of a day of visits to Merseyside, HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited Aintree University Hospital to open formally the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) on 14th September. He was accompanied throughout by the Lord-Lieutenant.
The £35m facility, which took four years to construct, is one of the most modern emergency centres in the country.
During his visit the Duke met clinical staff from Aintree and its partner organisations, including the North West Air Ambulance. The Duke served as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance service from March 2015 until July this year.
Watched by the Lord-Lieutenant and Dr Neil Goodwin, the Hospital Chairman, he was presented with a posy of flowers, including sea holly, Merseyside’s county flower, by Helena Curry from Croxteth, who has notched up more than 1,650 hours volunteering in the hospital’s Emergency Department since 2011.
Mr Mark Blundell takes post today as Merseyside's sixth Lord-Lieutenant since the county was created in 1974. He follows his distinguished predecessor, Dame Lorna Muirhead, whose last act as Lord-Lieutenant was to give the 150th Roscoe Lecture.