Liverpool legends raise £30K for new Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital
4 years ago
Liverpool Football Club CEO, Peter Moore took a break from the club’s record breaking season last week to hold a very special dinner at Liverpool’s most scenic restaurant, Panoramic 34, in aid of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
The event brought together LFC legends John Barnes, Jamie Carragher, Ian Rush and Phil Thompson who entertained guests with tales from their time representing the reds, for whom they made over 2,000 appearances. Those lucky enough to be in attendance were also in the company of some significant silverware, in the form of the Champions League Trophy, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
The event was organised by Peter Moore and hosted by Cathy Frost, the owner and Chief Executive of Panoramic 34 and a Patron of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. The proceeds from the evening will help the final fundraising efforts to build Liverpool’s first ever cancer hospital.
This flagship facility, situated within the city’s Knowledge Quarter is set to open this Summer and will be a crucial element of Clatterbridge’s long term strategy to improve cancer outcomes, in a region where the burden of the disease is worse than any other in England.
“Supporting the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre here in Liverpool is a cause to which I and all at LFC are fully committed” commented Peter Moore “Our club motto is ‘this means more’ and it seems particularly fitting here as well. This hospital is something our city really needs. It is not just the patients but their family and friends and all the community who will benefit from this new hospital which will change lives across Merseyside and Cheshire. ”
Cathy Frost was delighted with the evening: “Tonight we have raised over £30,000 for the new hospital appeal which is a fantastic step towards the final £1m we need to complete the project. We have been watching the hospital being built from Panoramic 34 for the last three years so it is very exciting that we will see the first patients using the hospital within a few months, and I am very proud that we have had our part to play in creating such an iconic building.”