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Kinship carers in Edinburgh could have the X Factor

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New choir for carers in the Edinburgh area to start in September

Kinship carers in the Edinburgh area are invited to join a new choir just for them.

Family support charity Circle Scotland will launch the choir on 9 September at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in George Street.

There is no audition and no previous singing experience is needed. The choir is free and will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 10am until 12 noon.

Sing in the City choirs are successful because they are fun, and they provide people from all walks of life in Edinburgh with the opportunity to sing together, to make new friends, and to have a special time just for them

Circle Scotland has won Big Lottery funding to establish the choir for kinship which will be led by musical director Kirsty Baird of the Edinburgh based Sing in the City group of choirs.

Liz Dahl, Circle’s chief executive, said: “We know from our work with families that the commitment and sacrifice of kinship carers is giving thousands of children in Scotland the security of belonging to a family, when their own parents can’t care for them.

“We are really pleased that the Big Lottery has helped fund the choir and look forward to welcoming any and all kinship carers along.”

The aim of the choir is to promote wellbeing, relieve stress, provide a fun activity, and hopefully create a performing choir which can raise the profile of kinship care and provide entertainment for everyone involved.

Baird added: “Sing in the City choirs are successful because they are fun, and they provide people from all walks of life in Edinburgh with the opportunity to sing together, to make new friends, and to have a special time just for them away from work and family cares at least once a week.

“We are really excited to be involved in this new choir for a very special group of carers.”

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