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As we have been reporting our Annual Steve Dooley and Pat McGann Memorial Sponsored Walk raised over £7,000 for Zoe’s Place and for the Sisters Of Mercy Mukuru Project in Kenya.
The presentations were made at our Christmas Party at the Liverpool Cricket Club on 13th December. Our picture shows Tess McGrath Zoe’s Place Community Fund Raiser with Barbara Dooley and Jennie McGann and Grand Knight Pat McCole. We also made a presentation to Brenda Williams from the Mukuru Project.
In a letter of thanks since received from the Chair of the Mukuru Project Colette Foulkes says that the donation was an answer to the Sisters prayers as 2019 has been a particularly tough year for the Project. The World Food Programme has stopped supplying food and they are struggling to feed 6,500 children daily. This money will help so much and on behalf of the children they send thanks to all who walked and those who made the donation possible.
Tess McGrath, Community Fund Raiser from Zoe’s Place has also followed up the presentation with a message of thanks and setting out how the donation will help as well as being a further contribution to their £1.6 billion yearly funding target. This donation can provide respite care for over 55 families across the North West and North Wales as well as palliative care. The amount raised can help fund 24 physiotherapy sessions for a three month period in the hydrotherapy pool providing exercise and pain relief for babies or two weekly art therapy sessions for 46 weeks. All at Zoe’s Place appreciate the efforts the Knights have made in support of the work of the hospice.