The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is set to get snap happy after receiving a £400 donation from the Fylde Masonic Lodge.

The donation will be used to buy digital cameras to help with the Foundation’s work in the community, involving residents in a range of digital and artistic activities.

The Foundation will incorporate the cameras into its outreach sessions with young people in the community, encouraging them to take pictures to express their creativity while teaching them how to share photos safely and effectively.

In sessions with the over 50s, the Foundation will use the cameras to help them gain confidence with technology and bring their photography skills up to date.

Seeing the need for the cameras in its work, the Foundation applied to the Masonic Lodge for funding and the application was kindly supported, with the Masons presenting the Foundation team with the kind donation.

Tom Hutton, director of community development at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “These cameras will hugely helpful to our community work, giving us more tools to help engage local people. In Fylde we’re surrounded by some absolutely beautiful sights and scenery, so taking and sharing photographs can really instil a sense of pride in our area.

“It will also help us to show off our work in the community in a really creative way, so that more local people will come along to our sessions. That’ll contribute to even more people getting active and creative in Fylde. And it’s all thanks to the Masons so we are really grateful for their kind donation.”

For more information on how to get involved with the AFC Community Foundation, please visit, follow on Twitter @afcfct or call Tom Hutton on 07739 796 101.