News of the Knights of St Columba, Liverpool province

Knights help raise £10,000 for cancer charity

The Knights of St Columba in south Liverpool signed off the old year by making a magnificent donation to a children's cancer charity.

The efforts of Council 9 to raise funds for the Children's Cancer Support Group (CHICS) through their annual Steve Dooley memorial sponsored walk yielded the final total of £10,000 thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of south Liverpool churches and match funding by Barclays Bank.

The presentation was made to Eddie Hincks, CHICS coordinator, at Liverpool Cricket Club on 16 December. Grand knight David Linford presented the cheque together with Barclays representative Susan Carter and Barbara Dooley whose late husband Steve was the instigator of this annual event.

There was another recent presentation when Council 12/13 donated £800 to Byron Court nursing home to assist with the purchase of a minibus. The top photo shows members John Larway and Peter Cherry presenting the cheque to Gaynor Mulreay from Cumbric Care, the manager of Byron Court.

Our other photo shows KSC members Wilson Wajero and Brian Mangan together with Salvation Army members Alan Roper and Annette Booth at a Christmas lunch to which they were invited as a thank you for all the support given by Council 584 during 2016.

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