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Cambridgeshire Freemasons Make A Big Splash in Wisbech

Thursday, 20 May 2021

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 answered the call by raising funds. This was supplemented by further funding from City & University of Cambridgeshire Masonic Trust and a total of £1,000 was presented to Gorefield Primary Academy.

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.