Edinburgh based choir company 'Sing in the City' donate funds in support of Scottish War Blinded

Posted: 02/03/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Edinburgh based choir company ‘Sing in the City’ has generously donated funds in support of Scottish War Blinded.The funds were raised as part of special bake sale held at the company’s nine choir group sessions which coincided with Burns Night.

A wonderful total of £379.00 was raised which will support veterans of the armed forces who have a visual impairment sustained either in conflict or subsequently to their service. 

‘Sing in the City’ was established in 2010 by Kirsty Baird, who said:

“We are an Edinburgh based company with six modern choirs in Edinburgh, one in Musselburgh and two in Fife. We are all about the music, the people, friendships, confidence building and providing performance opportunities.”

“The Sing in the City choirs all rehearse in the evening. Our youngest member is 18 and our oldest is 82. We sing songs from all decades and genres so there is something for everyone.”

Scottish War Blinded was selected by ‘Sing in the City’ as a result of the charity recently celebrating one hundred years of supporting visually impaired veterans in Scotland, which complimented well with the Burns night theme.

Kirsty continues:

“Even though we are a business we have raised almost £50,000 for local/Scottish charities since 2010. The money donated to Scottish War Blinded is from our organised cake bake on Burns night/week at all our choir rehearsal sessions.”

The ‘Sing in the City’ company also run a professional ‘Aw Blacks Choir’ who will perform at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh on Friday 1 July. 

We offer our sincere thanks to the ‘Sing in the City’ company for generously supporting Scottish War Blinded.