Knights of St Columba: November 2018

KSC raise funds for Whitechapel Centre

Every autumn sees the annual Steve Dooley Memorial Sponsored Charity Walk, which follows a route from the Albert Dock to Liverpool Cricket Club. This year the beneficiary was the Whitechapel Centre and we were privileged to have the High Sheriff of Merseyside, Peter Woods, take time out of his busy schedule to start the walk. For this, and his sponsorship contribution, we thank him.

The walk got under way in a lively and enthusiastic atmosphere with a good number of KSC members, their friends and families, and parishioners, and we proceeded in breezy conditions along the waterfront to Aigburth, where refreshments were provided by the Cricket Club, for which we are grateful.

Sponsorship envelopes were collected at all Masses in South Liverpool parishes on 6/7 October and we take this opportunity to thank all parishioners who returned their envelopes as well as the parish priests who allowed us to conduct this fund-raising project in their churches.

Last year we raised around £10,000 for Nugent Care, and we hope this year will be just as successful through the continued generosity of parishioners who support us year after year in raising much-needed funds for deserving causes. We will let you know the amount in the next edition and in parish newsletters.

Our photo shows a group of walkers with the High Sheriff at the entrance to Albert Dock. 

• KSC in the Southport area held a family bingo evening at St Patrick’s parish club on 21 September which raised over £500 in funds; these were later donated to its nominated charities at a Centenary Presentation Evening at St John Stone parish centre on 13 October. Grand knight John McCarthy thanks everyone for coming along to support the needy of Southport.

• KSC Council 9 will be holding a charity social evening at Our Lady of Mount Carmel social club on Saturday 10 November with music by Freddie Lloyd as well as bingo and a raffle. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Pat McGann on 07825 236 064 or at the door.

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