Rainbows get set for a sporting return

Leader Elle Goodacre with Burgh Rainbows and Coun Jimmy Brookes.Leader Elle Goodacre with Burgh Rainbows and Coun Jimmy Brookes.
Leader Elle Goodacre with Burgh Rainbows and Coun Jimmy Brookes. | jpimedia
A local Rainbows group are set to get off to a sporting start after lockdown - thanks to a donation.

1st Burgh Rainbows have been awarded £190 from the East Lindsey District Council Community Grants for activities and to buy sports equipment such as skipping ropes, balls and cones.

The cash was presented to unit leader Elle Goodacre by Coun Jimmy Brookes.

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Coun Brookes said: "It will encourage the girls to be more active, as well as provide craft resources and a trip to Skegness Eco-Centre later in the year.

"I do hope all the Burgh Le Marsh Rainbows enjoy the sports equipment, crafting resources and enjoy their trip to the Eco-Centre and make some happy memories.

"The girls made me a fantastic thank you card, which I now have proudly displayed at home."

Normally the Rainbows meet at the W.I Hall on a Thursday night from 5pm to 6pm for ages 5-7.

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Unfortunately they are currently closed due to the Coronavirus, but hope to be back soon.

*Burgh Le Marsh Councillor Jimmy Brookes has also awarded £250 to Burgh Le Marsh Town Council to help purchase PPE and cover travel costs for volunteers who are supporting vulnerable members of the community who are isolating. This is part of council's Coronavirus project.

Coun Brookes said: "I am working closely with the Clerk of Burgh Le Marsh Town council Kelly Stevenson, Kelly and myself have brought numerous volunteers together to help the vulnerable residents of Burgh Le Marsh who are isolating during the Coronavirus pandemic.

"As soon as the new Coronavirus councillors community grant became available I contacted Kelly and discussed what we needed from the grant and I decided to award Burgh Le Marsh Town council with a Grant of £250 to purchase PPE, food parcels and help cover volunteer travel costs who are supporting vulnerable members of the community who are isolating.

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"In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, East Lindsey District Council has made an additional £1,000 available to each of their Councillors to award specifically to not-for-profit organisations delivering community resilience projects that mitigate issues caused by Coronavirus, through the Councillors’ Community Grant Scheme."

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