On Tuesday 7th November 2017 Dame Lorna EF Muirhead DCVO DBE was appointed as Patron for local women’s centre, Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW).
She will be an advocate for the Wirral Charity, offering her patronage for the thousands of women who access support from the centre every day.
(Left to right: Karen Horner Operations Manager TWW, Dame Lorna Muirhead,
Maureen Thompson Chair of TWW Board, Angela Murphy Chief Executive Officer of TWW).
Having recently retired from her role as the Queen’s Lord Lieutenant for Merseyside, Dame Lorna will continue her support for TWW, having known the charity for several years. Most recently, Dame Lorna Muirhead was invited for an Afternoon High Tea at the charity in August 2017 where she met with women and gave a short speech.
Speaking about Tomorrow’s Women at the event, she said, “I know the Queen well enough to know very, very, sincerely that she would be as inspired to hear what I have heard this morning. I've done this job for 11 years. I've never had a day in that time when I've been so inspired by what I've heard. So, for those of you who have turned your lives around, well done and keep going. To those of you who are making it happen, keep going!"
Who is Dame Lorna Muirhead?
Dame Lorna came to Liverpool in 1965 and worked as a midwife for 40 years spending most of that time at the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Her passion was the care of labouring women and over this time she delivered many Liverpool babies sharing many joys with Liverpool families. Her contribution and passion for midwives, midwifery, women and their families was acknowledged in 2000 when she was awarded Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for service to midwifery.
Flash forward to 2003 when Dame Lorna was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside and from 2006 - 2017 she was Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside - The Queen's personal representative in the county. At the end of 2016, Dame Lorna was appointed Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO) by Her Majesty the Queen for services to the Crown.
Discussing their new Patron, Angela Murphy Chief Executive Officer of Tomorrow’s Women, said, “We really are thrilled to announce Dame Lorna’s patronage at Tomorrow’s Women. We work with thousands of women across Merseyside here at TWW, often the most vulnerable in society. Dame Lorna’s support will allow us to reach even more women who need our services and support.”