We're delighted to announce that through the outstanding generosity of the community at large it has been possible to install Christmas Lights on four trees in Main Street, and these will be switched on at 6.45pm on Thursday 8th December by the Head Boy and Head Girl from both Balerno High School and Dean Park Primary School.
Almost £3000 was raised in little over two months through the generosity of local groups, organisations and businesses, and through a Crowd Funding initiative co-ordinated by Balerno Village Trust which was supported by nearly 50 donors who raised a magnificent £1100 to which some £180 was added by Gift Aid.
We would like to thank all those involved, some of whom donated anonymously to BVT’s Just Giving page, but in particular would like to thank the groups, organisations and business which contributed.
Balerno Community Centre, Balerno Parish Church, Balerno Village Screen, St Mungo’s Church, Balerno Community Council, Balerno Gala and C&B News.
Thank you, also:
The Grey Horse Inn, Letterbox Bistro, Tufty’s Dog Grooming, Balerno Garage, Artis Dental Studio, Balerno Pharmacy, J & J Hair, Head Quarters and Balerno Hardware.
And thank you also Balerno Community for supporting this move to Light Up Balerno for Christmas!