Many people know the Currie, Balerno and District Round Table (CBDRT)’s community events: the Fireworks, the Santa Sleigh and the recent Beer Festival. But what about the people who make the events happen, and the money that’s raised?
Since the start of 2013, CBDRT has disbursed over £6,600 to good causes, which is a record for the Table. Recipients range from the Guides and local schools, to local gap year students and charity marathon-runners, to larger charities such as The Sick Kids Friends Foundation, Harmeny School and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
Anyone can apply for one of CBDRT’s awards, which this year have ranged from £100 to £500. In general, local causes and those which benefit people directly get priority.
Table members frequently join because they want to do something for the local community – and then stay because it’s a great social club. CBDRT meets a couple of times a month, for ‘business’ meetings (organising events, deciding on grants) and social events (beer tastings, comedy club outings, and even an occasional walk over the Pentlands).
To find out more, whether to enquire about joining; to volunteer to help at one of CBDRT’s events; or to apply for a grant, please see www.cbdrt.com.