2G #pitchfever at Balerno

December 2014

A campaign is in full swing to raise £150k to transform the sports facilities at Balerno High School turning an old blaze pitch into a modern 2G enclosure under floodlights.

The idea will benefit kids from across Balerno and Currie as well as the school’s catchment villages of Ratho and Kirknewton. Crucially the pitch will allow a whole host of sports to be played and trained for including hockey, football, netball and tennis.

The fundraising is looking to the range of sports funding bodies and private funders for grants, contributions and sponsorship. But the local community will still need to raise the best part of £40k from among ourselves possibly more.

As a result no stone is being left unturned. The Balerno Farmers Market raised atmosphere and money in November and returns 13th December, get along. There’s a fashion show, disco and much more planned. You can also donate direct on Balerno PTA Account Number 00187358, Sort code: 80-06-20. Gift aid docs can be downloaded at deanparkschool.org.uk/

So get involved and make our community even better for all the children coming through and loving the ever growing range of sports they are enjoying. We may develop a future champion but that’s not the point. Good health, sporting values and sheer unbridled happiness is what its all about.

Help out!