Catholic seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) was delighted to receive a generous £1,000 donation from the Farnborough Council of Knights of St Columba (KSC).
Members of Farnborough KSC organised a fundraising walk on 18th October 2015 walk to raise funds for two charities – AoS and Step by Step Partnership, a charity for homeless people in Aldershot.
The 10 walkers, with an average age of 63, walked around Farnborough Airfield covering a distance of 7.5 miles.
A cheque for £1,000 was presented to AoS Legacy Officer Alastair Emblem. In accepting the gift, Alastair pointed out that there is a close link between the two organisations – KSC was formed in Glasgow in 1919, while AoS was officially founded in Glasgow in 1920.
KSC is a Catholic fraternal service organisation which exists to support the mission and doctrine of the Catholic Church, and the Farnborough branch selects different charities to benefit from its fundraising walk each year.
“AoS is very grateful or this donation and we hope that other branches of KSC could consider supporting us in the future,” said Alastair.
AoS is the maritime mission of the Catholic Church that provides that supports the spiritual and welfare needs of seafarers.
Farnborough Council of KSC covers Catholic parishes in Fleet, Church Crookham, Farnborough and Aldershot.
Michael Gallagher, Grand Knight of the Farnborough KSC hands a cheque to Alastair.