I have received the following letter from Right to Life, the charity who benefited from the recent sponsored walk.
Dear Mgr. John, Fr. Joe and Parishioners of Our Lady of The Valley,
Thank you once again for hosting such a wonderful walk for Right To Life, which this year was in memory of the Late Jim Dobbin.
You all do so much to make the walk the joyful, beautiful and successful event that it always proves to be. First of all, you forfeit your Bank Holiday Monday to serve the needs of the walkers, together with the time that you spend prior to the event in working out the optimum route for our safety.
The care that your Stewards take of us, the refreshments that are served during the walk, and the beautiful food that you provide afterwards, is appreciated more than we can ever describe or begin to thank you enough for, as is the incredibly warm welcome that you always extend to us each year.
We do know how extremely generous your Parish is to so many other causes, and we are humbled that you also include the work of Right To Life in your great generosity.
With love and enormous gratitude.
God bless you all.
For Right To Life
To which I add a personal note of thanks to all who took part in the walk, their sponsors and all who helped organize the day, particularly the cake bakers and the ladies who served the teas.