1st Aspatria Rainbows have been granted over £2,000 by the Solway Group of The Province of Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons.
The unit is run by life-long Aspatria resident Helen Marrs, who explained that their two main fundraising events had been curtailed by the pandemic. She said “Normally, each year we host a Strawberry Tea and then our Santa Evening in the Masonic Hall, which raise enough funds for the year.”
Helen was contacted out of the blue after the group were nominated for the funding. She said “We’re absolutely delighted to receive such generous funding from the Solway Group of The Province of Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons. We’re going to invest it in a wide range of resources including some outdoor equipment like hoops and skipping ropes, and a new parachute. We’ll also be able to purchase more Girlguiding programme resources, and some art and craft equipment too”.