News from Liverpool province of Knights of St Columba

A new grand knight for Liverpool

Liverpool's Knights of St Columba (KSC) will welcome a new grand knight next month after the election of Pat Foley to succeed John Hamilton.

Bro Pat was elected at the provincial meeting at St Austin's parish centre, Chaloner Hall, on 14 December last year and will assume the office of provincial grand knight for province 2, Liverpool – to use his full title – from 1 April. A retired head teacher and magistrate in both the adult and youth courts in Liverpool, Bro Pat has been a KSC member for over 40 years and has served as grand knight of his own council (namely, 9) on three separate occasions as well as holding various provincial posts including chancellor, membership and development officer, and deputy grand knight.

The Knights thank Bro John for his service during the past three years and wish Bro Pat every success and all possible support in the three years to come.

• The Annual Steve Dooley Memorial Walk raised over £4,000 for the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT), the chosen beneficiary for 2014. Mark Jones from HCPT received the cheque from Bro Danny Grimes.

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