Cliff Cooper was presented with the award by Sir Paul McCartney at a ceremony held on 26 July 2019 at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, England. When making the award, Mark Featherstone-Witty of LIPA said, “Cliff is our Honored Friend. This rather special award is given to people who have been generous, without a hint of expecting anything in return. So Cliff, for this award you are an exemplar. Putting something back is part of your psyche. You are a hero and it is good to know there are people like you in the world and even better, associated with us!”
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The list of people honored by LIPA includes Sir George Martin, Sir Ian McKellen, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Bill Nighy, Ben Elton, Dawn French, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Amy Winehouse and many more.