Cambridgeshire Freemasons make a Big Splash in Wisbech

IMG 2402 Presentation to Gorefield Primary School 2021 05 12L to R: Andrew Clifton (Secretary 6125) Melaki, Ruth Bailey (Head), Archie, Karen Luck (Head of Governors), Harvey (Year 6 pupils) and Alan Rust (WM 6125)

A donation of £1,000 from the Wisbech Freemasons is helping towards the cost of re-commissioning the swimming pool at Gorefield Primary Academy.

Following a plea for help from Ruth Bailey, Head Teacher of Gorefield Primary Academy, for funding to get the swimming pool re-commissioned, Gild of Holy Trinity Lodge and the Breakfast Bruvs Club in Wisbech have answered the call by raising funds. This has been supplemented by further funding from City & University of Cambridgeshire Masonic Trust and a total of £1,000 was presented to Gorefield Primary Academy last week.

Ruth Bailey, Head of Gorefield Primary Academy said, "I would like to thank Wisbech Freemasons for this donation, and our target is to have the children swimming regularly by next term at least 4 times a week”.

Alan Rust, Master of Gild of Holy Trinity Lodge said, "We are really happy to support this important project which will help so many young people. It’s a great opportunity for us to make a difference in our community despite the restrictions of the pandemic”.

The school is now a trust and has had some tough decisions to make to deal with new doors on classrooms, carpets and other essential maintenance. The pool had deteriorated without regular use and repairs were not possible from the school budget, hence the need to ask for help. It is also envisaged that the pool will be used by the community outside school hours.

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The Masonic Province of Cambridgeshire is relatively small, with Masonic Centres in Cambridge, Ely, Newmarket, March, Chatteris, Whittlesey and Wisbech. There are around 1500 Freemasons and 30 individual lodges. We pride ourselves on our friendliness and inclusivity, with members drawn from all walks of life and professional backgrounds. We welcome enquiries from anyone who is curious about our values and our history.
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