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.
The majority of the photographs on this website are taken by a great friend of the Merseyside Lieutenancy, Major Roy Bevan MBE. Roy has been the semi-official photographer for many events in Merseyside, from local interest to Royal events including visits by Her Majesty The Queen.
On Saturday 15th July, Roy was judging the Photographic section of the Hightown Flower Show also took some photographs to support the event.
Shown in the photograph above are (L-R) the Mayor of Sefton Councillor Dave Robinson, Mark Blundell DL and his wife Suzanne, Committee President Clive Harris and Colonel Gordon Black, Commandant of Altcar Training Centre.
Liverpool hosted the National Celebrations for Armed Forces Day on 24th June 2017. Events included a military parade from St George’s Hall to the Pier Head supported by bands.
There were also gun salutes, flypasts by the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and exciting displays along the Pier Head including planes, helicopters, diving tanks, rigid inflatable boats, tanks, a field hospital, simulators and marching bands.
The Royal Navy’s type-23 frigate, HMS Iron Duke was docked in the city for the celebrations, and the day came to a spectacular close with the Royal Marines band beating retreat.
HRH The Earl of Wessex attended on behalf of the Queen. The Prime Minister also attended along with senior political and military representatives, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and civic representatives, and hundreds of service personnel, cadets and veterans from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force.
The recently appointed Honorary Colonel of 156 Transport Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, Ms Lesley Martin Wright JP DL attended the 50th Anniversary Regiment Dinner of the Regiment at Mather Avenue Army Reserve Centre in Liverpool.
Left to right are the new Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Gould with the former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel David Ashman. Next to the Honorary Colonel is Colonel C J Francis MBE ADC RLC, the Royal Logistic Corps.
Honouring the recipients on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, on 11th May 2017 in Liverpool, the Lord-Lieutenant presented the badge of a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to:
Dennis Hardiman Esq MBE (Hon)
and British Empire Medals to:
Ms Jacqueline Johnston-Lynch BEM
Mrs Beryl Dunbavin BEM
Mrs Janet Souness BEM
Miss Enid Pennington BEM
Mike Jess Esq BEM
John Jacobson Esq BEM
Thomas Dunne Esq BEM (Hon)
In attendance were the High Sheriff of Merseyside, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool and her consort, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral and the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens.
Honorary awards are given to those whose nationality is not British yet who have contributed in equal measure to British society.
The Honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping the United Kingdom. People get honours for such achievements as:
Making a difference to their community or field of work
Enhancing the United Kingdom's reputation
Long term voluntary service
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Changing things with and emphasis on achievement
Improving life for people less able to help themselves
Displaying moral courage
British Honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service. Those receiving their badge or medals from the Lord-Lieutenant will have been notified of their award in the New Year's Honours list or the Queen's Birthday Honours list.