Finchley singers hit a high with a grant for £5,000

By Dave Speck in Local People

A FINCHLEY singing group which performs in care homes and day centres across the borough of Barnet has been awarded a grant of £5,000.

The Memory Lane Singing Club, which has around 35 members who meet at St Mary’s Parish Hall, on Hendon Lane, was awarded the grant from the City Bridge Trust.

Club treasurer Valerie Cowan said: “The grant will enable us to fund our performances for the next two years and in doing so bring enormous pleasure not just to our audiences but to our singers as well. 

"None of us can imagine a Friday when we don’t sing. Not only that but we all benefit from the therapeutic effects of singing as we are all seniors ourselves it all helps to keep us young at heart."

City Bridge Trust is London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital. 

TV celebrity Esther Rantzen attended the Memory Lane Singing Club’s 20th anniversary event last year at St Mary’s Parish Hall, Hendon Lane, Finchley.

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