On 4th November 2011 Nugent Care was honoured with admission to the Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions and grant Freedom of the City of Liverpool.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Frank Prendergast presented the honour at a ceremony held in St George’s Hall, Liverpool.
The Lord Mayor said: “Since its foundation in Victorian Liverpool, Nugent Care has been at the forefront of providing care for children, disables people and the disadvantaged. They have been real pioneers in providing care and support services and are worthy of receiving the Freedom of the City.”
Kathleen Pitt, Chief Executive of Nugent Care, said: “It is a magnificent accolade to be presented with the Freedom of the City. Father James Nugent himself received the honour and we are extremely proud to be recognised for our commitment to continuing his work, maintaining his values and traditions with services relevant to today’s society.”
The event was marked with a speech by The Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, who chairs Nugent Care’s board of trustees and there was a performances by Notre Dame Catholic College for the Arts choir which was dedicated to the work of Father James Nugent and Nugent Care. Children from Sacred Heart’s Primary School Council also took part in the ceremony dressed as sheep and helped the Archbishop exercise his new freedom to herd sheep through the streets of Liverpool.