St John’s Lodge No.8660 donate to West Cumbria United (Now Windscale AFC)

Worshipful Master Garyth Orton and members of St John’s Lodge No. 8660 recently presented a cheque for £250 to Jonathan Ostle Head coach for West Cumbria United along with some of the team members.

Jonathan stated they were overwhelmed by the generosity of St John’s Lodge for their kind donation which would be a tremendous boost to their finances. The monies will go towards the transportation costs in taking the players to Carlisle on a monthly basis to take part in the Cumberland Building society Ability Counts league.

Jonathan explained, that the club had been running since 2007 and was formed with the help of the Football Association as a way of getting people with mental health, physical and learning disability to become involved in football. He became involved in 2009 as a volunteer and in 2012 took over the running of the club after successfully gaining his level 1 coaching badge and has been the main coach since. The club train once a week at Lakes College on a Wednesday between 5 pm and 6 pm and anyone is welcome, the only stipulation is you have a disability and are aged 16 or over.

In 2018/19 the club agreed to join Windscale AFC, and hope that with their help and assistance along with the very generous donations and support made by various organisations, hope to go from strength to strength in the future.

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