A WIRRAL youth football club has bought a new kit following a £500 donation.

The money, from Parkgate Freemasons, was handed to Birkenhead Youth Club FC during a training day.

The young players were really grateful and keen to talk about how the money would be spent on their ‘away kit’.

However, it was even more exciting earlier in the week when the team took delivery of the kits.

The kit, which features the Lodge crest, will be used by the under 13s football team and has gone down a storm with the kids and staff alike.

The cheque was handed over by Cheshire Freemasons Guy Morris and Steve Williams.

A Freemasons spokesman said: "Birkenhead Youth Club is a charitable organisation and does not receive any central or local Government funding.

"However, the club has a long and proud tradition of providing facilities for children of all ages from across the Wirral since 1932.

"Its aims are 'To help and educate young people through their leisure time activities so as to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society, and that their conditions of life may be improved'".

Under 13 team coach, Dennis Baker, who has been instrumental in securing the funding said "we thank the Freemasons for their support – this has made such a difference to the team and of course the community we support".