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The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to have an impact on the activities of the KSC, with no actual meetings held for months now and virtual gatherings taking place instead.
Yet, at a time like this, it is important for the order to try to help where it can and we can report that Southport council 146 has been very supportive of charities in its area, providing substantial donations to the Southport Soup Kitchen and two local foodbanks, Lakeside and Shoreline.
Prior to the lockdown, the soup kitchen received £750 and the foodbanks £500 each from the KSC. Since then, the soup kitchen has received a further £1,000 which is being used to buy supermarket vouchers for the homeless and needy, and the same amount has gone to each of the foodbanks to provide food for the increasing number of people requiring support.
We also report a further, very worthy, solo effort by Bro Aiden Carney of Council 9 who has undertaken a fundraising campaign in support of the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospital Heroes Emergency Appeal. Aiden volunteered to undergo a complete head shave (see photos above) to draw attention to the appeal and, at the time of writing, had already raised nearly £1,200.
As we are all aware, NHS staff are on the front line of the fight against the Coronavirus and need all the support they can get. If you would like to contribute to Aiden’s campaign, visit his page on the Just Giving website: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aidancarney