KIND Awarded Freedom Of The City Of Liverpool

At a special ceremony in Liverpool Town Hall yesterday, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Roz Gladden chaired the ceremony to admit KIND (Kids In Need and Distress)  to the Freedom Roll of Associations in Liverpool in recognition of the help and support provided to disadvantaged children and families in Liverpool and Greater Merseyside since 1975.


The large ballroom of the Town Hall was transformed (above pic) for the ceremony, which seen distinguished guests including Dame Lorna Muirhead, (Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside) Lord  Mayor of Liverpool, Deputy Lord Mayor (Cllr Ann O’Byrne),  Colette O’Brien (Director of Children and Young Person’s Services) and Stephen Yip MBE, Chief Executive of KIND.

The ceremony attended by over 100 guests, many from KIND and people the service had helped over the years and volunteers who give their time to help others less fortunate.

Lord Mayor Cllr Roz Gladden said “In these difficult times, their excellent work and support in inspiring, empowering and supporting people is needed more than ever.

“I am delighted to be able to award KIND the Freedom of Liverpool, the city’s highest civic honour, and an acknowledgement of the amazing work their trustees, staff and volunteers are doing every single day to improve the lives of vulnerable people.”

Stephen Yip MBE, Chief Executive of KIND said: “For a small organisation such as KIND, this achievement is not only an amazing honour but recognition of our work and and principles which we have lived by for the last four decades.

Colette O’Brien, Michelle O’Dwyer, Lord Mayor, Stephen Yip, Deputy Lord Mayor Ann O’Byrne and Consort Roy Gladden.

For more pictures of the event please visit the link below:-

The stage is set for the ceremony

For more information about KIND please follow the link below:-


Author: James O'Hanlon

Liverpool photographer and local history fan. I will attend events of varied types and post them on this blog.

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