Sunflowers Cancer support centre in Aigburth had their own bit of X Factor last week when they were asked to sing at a civic ceremony at Liverpool Town Hall in front of 150 civic dignitaries and distinguished guests from the fields of Health and Cancer Research and many other areas . Guests included the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Harpal Kumar, CEO of Cancer Research UK and Deputy Leader of the Council Roz Gladden. Local celebrity Amanda Harrington also came along to add a touch of sparkle.
The ceremony was in honour of Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre being presented Freedom of The City of Liverpool. The Choir sang, “here comes the Sun,” by George Harrison. Sunflowers were chosen to sing because of their close relationship with Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, working with Local Engagement Manager Emma Squibb on a number of projects within the community,
“I was delighted that the Choir from Sunflowers were able to perform at the event, which at the end of the day was about the joint effort we are all making in Liverpool, to fight cancer. The evening was about the positive impact we are making so it was only right that we should have a choir of cancer survivors singing such a hopeful song. Everyone thought they were fab, and a massive thank you from me to Alison and everyone who took part.”