Annual sponsored walk for Right To Life in Clitheroe, Lancashire
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5:49PM
Edwina Gillett
This will take place on Bank Holiday Monday May 28th at 13.00, but please come earlier (12.30) to hear speeches and pre-walk instructions.
We are very grateful to Archbishop Emeritus Patrick Kelly of Liverpool and Lord David Alton of Liverpool who are taking part once again and we are delighted to announce that the very well-known Comedian Jimmy Cricket will join us for the first time.
The walk is guided by Parish Priest, Mgr. John Corcoran and his team of helpers.  It is an eight mile circular walk, and will start and finish, as in previous years, at St. Michael and St. John’s parish church in Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Clitheroe. Refreshments will be available during and after the event.
Lord Alton said “It’s wonderful that Jimmy Cricket is walking with us this year. Usually, a son walks in his father’s footsteps but Jimmy will be doing this in reverse, in his trademark wellington boots. His son, Fr.Frankie, a Salford priest, has been a regular participant in the Right To Life Walk. Fr.Frankie is author of “DoesGodLOL” and recently published “Miracles R Us”.
“Jimmy is a Knight of St.Gregory, given his award in 2015, by Pope Francis, in recognition of his wonderful work for charity.
“With his unique brand of Irish humour -  we’ll be waiting to see if he appears in his  well-known outfit of cut-off evening trousers, dinner jacket, hat (given to him by the BBC to wear on The Good Old Days) and wellington boots marked “L” and “R” for left and right, but worn on the wrong feet – which might be a bit of a problem on a sponsored walk. Jimmy’s famous catchphrase is “Ladies and gentlemen, c’mere” – and he’ll be hoping that many new walkers will be joining him by doing exactly that.”  
If you are able to attend, it is important that you contact Moira Billinge at or 0754 511 8743 as soon as possible to obtain the sponsor and booking forms.  If you cannot take part  on  this occasion, perhaps you would consider sponsoring the event?


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