Kenny Dalglish meets Prince Edward
LIVERPOOL FC’s King Kenny came face-to-face with Prince Edward as he toured the region yesterday.
The Royal guest and the Anfield legend talked to staff and patients at the new £17m Clatterbridge Cancer centre in Fazakerley, which aims to provide world-class cancer care for people in Merseyside, Cheshire and West Lancashire.
The Dalglish family have personal experience of the pain caused by cancer – Kenny’s wife Marina, who was at his side when her husband met the Queen’s youngest son, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003.
She beat the disease, and the couple founded the Marina Dalglish Appeal in 2004. The charity raised more than £3m towards the development of the centre.
The centre brings for the first time the most modern radiotherapy treatments to patients in the heart of Liverpool and opened for treatment in February.
The stop-off at the Clatterbridge Centre was just one meeting for Prince Edward during a busy day on Merseyside yesterday.
The Prince also visited a school for children with special education needs and opened the new building of a charity and volunteer service organisation.
At West Kirby Residential School, the school’s drama group performed a new presentation which was based on their own thoughts about special needs.
Prince Edward was then taken on a brief tour of the school, including the newly refurbished ICT Suite – now named Cyber Space by the pupils.
The seventh in line to the throne then unveiled a commemorative plaque in the hall in front of staff and pupils from the school.