A TEAM is buzzing after managing to secure a grant that will help members continue developing their facility.

Aspatria Hornets have been working hard in the community while the rugby season has been cancelled as a result of the covid-19 pandemic and are thankful for the funding.

The funding has come from Japanese company Futamura UK, based in Wigton.

The factory itself produces NatureFlex™ packaging films which are derived from renewable resources and which are compostable after use.

Futamura are global pioneers in the production of this novel type of sustainable packaging.

Talking for the club, Algie Reynolds said: “We are delighted to have been chosen and we are extremely grateful for their generous support.

“We were also delighted to welcome Tanya Mills, Lydia Foster and Sophie Dobson from Futamura’s charity panel to Beacon Hill and give them a briefing on the history of the project and a tour of the changing rooms and pitch.”

Futamura’s charity panel spokesman said: “We are pleased to be able to support local causes and delighted that we can support Aspatria Hornets in their mission to improve and develop their facilities.”

The team are looking forward to welcoming everyone back when things calm down.