All in Harmony for Pentland Singers Thanks to CBDRT

The Pentland Singers is a locally based community choir which has been singing in the area for 30 years. It consists of an adult choir numbering approximately 85 singers drawn primarily from Balerno, Currie, Juniper Green and Colinton areas, and a junior choir of around 30 children drawn mainly from local schools.  The Pentland Singers is a registered charity and donates to local charities each year with some of the proceeds from our concerts. The choir performs concerts in the local community at least twice a year and it participates in the Balerno Music Festival.

The Singers approached CBDRT for funding to buy staging for 80 people, to replace their old, worn-out and potentially less safe arrangements.  CBDRT was delighted to help, as they see the value in community groups such as the choir, which also raises money for good causes.

Round Table Helps Brownies Through the Winter

When the boiler in the Currie Brownie Hut packed up, the Brownies turned to CBDRT for help – and they weren’t disappointed.  Supporting local community groups to upgrade their infrastructure is one of Currie, Balerno and District Round Table’s main aims, so the committe voted some money to get the boiler up and running again, helping the Brownies to keep going through the winter months.

42nd Scout Group supported by CBDRT

Currie Scouts are able to do up their Scout Hall thanks to a donation from the Currie, Balerno and District Round Table, in another example of how CBDRT funds support local good causes.  Peter Reid, the Chairman of 42nd Pentland (Currie) Scout Group said: “The 42nd Pentland (Currie) Scout Group are extremely grateful to Currie & Balerno District Round Table for their financial support which will allow the Group to replace the gutters at the Scout Hall located at Forthview Crescent. CBDRT do a wonderful job within the local community and we really appreciate the help they provide to voluntary organisations such as ourselves.”