Hall funds boost
Castle Douglas masons have chipped in to help local groups recover from a difficult year.
Storm Ophelia blew the roof off the FG Deans Memorial Hall last October – leaving the Beavers, Cubs, Brownies and Guides effectively homeless.
Alternative venues had to be found for weekly gatherings with the cost of hiring various halls paid for out of each group’s individual funds.
The financial burden was lightened when Lodge St John 189 recently donated £500.
FG Deans Memorial Hall committee chairperson Amanda Kirkpatrick was “very grateful” for the financial support.
Helping hand Mark Johnstone of Lodge St John 189 presents the cheque to Amanda Kirkpatrick