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A group of Keswick singers need never hit a bum note again - thanks to cash from sewer engineers.
Keswick Community Choir, pictured was one of five organisations to get a grant from water company United Utilities.
They spent their money on a £430 digital portable piano to take between venues.
United Utilities, which is currently upgrading the town's sewer system, has so far handed out a total of £4,180 from its Keswick Community Grants Fund. The fund was set up to say thank you to people affected by the £23m project which will help clean up Bassenthwaite Lake and reduce the risk of sewer flooding.
As well as the choir, other recipients in the latest round of grants were:
* Rotary Club of Keswick, which was given £500 for its annual Tree of Light fund-raising Christmas event.
* St Herbert's Social Centre, which got £500 to help buy new tables for social groups.
* Rawnsley Parent & Toddler Group, who will spend their £500 on new play equipment.
* Greta Pre-School, whose £500 will help buy a new playhouse.
Keswick Community Choir musical director Russell Burbush said the choir of enthusiastic amateurs of all ages and abilities had gone from strength to strength in its first three years.
"In the past I just took my guitar to performances because our portable piano was anything but portable. The new piano is perfect. We can take it to performances without anyone getting a hernia.
"We get between 20 and 40 people to our weekly singing sessions and absolutely anyone is welcome. There are no auditions and any type of music is accepted. It's really enjoyable. We'd welcome more people to come along," he said.
If you're interested in joining the choir, or hearing the new piano, just call in to one of the choir's weekly Wednesday evening rehearsals at Keswick Drop-in Centre on Heads Road, next to the library. Sessions take place between 7pm and 9pm. Or you can contact Russell direct on 07799 627803, email firstname.lastname@example.org
United Utilities project co-ordinator Ronnie Smith said it was great to know the money was going to such a good cause.
"The grants fund is still open so keep the applications coming in," he said.
For an application form email CommunityGrantFund@uuplc.co.uk or via post to Community Grant Fund, Capital Delivery, United Utilities, 1st Floor Haweswater House, Lingley Mere, Lingley Green Avenue, Warrington, WA5 3LP.