Award nod for Pleasance partnership

Our Fringe fundraising was topped off with an added bonus this year, with news that we were in the running for a Scottish Fundraising Award along with our friends at the Pleasance.

Together, we were nominated in the Best Partnership category at the Institute of Fundraising Scotland Awards, which were held in Glasgow this week.

Although we didn’t take home the prize, it was fantastic to see our work recognised alongside so many other great causes among the winners and nominees on the night.

Our unique and enduring relationship with the Pleasance stretches back twenty-five years. Between bucket shakes and benefit shows, it has helped raise more than £465,000 to support our work – money that has made a huge difference to the lives of people living with HIV or Hepatitis C.

Alongside the fundraising, setting up camp in the Fringe’s biggest venue each August also provides an amazing platform to raise awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland.

We are incredibly proud of our friendship with the Pleasance and the huge difference it has made to our work over the years. We would like to thank the entire Pleasance family, along with the countless performers, backstage staff and volunteers who have made all of these achievements possible.

Check out the video below, made to celebrate our 25th Fringe with the Pleasance last year, to find out more about our relationships. You can also catch up on all our fundraising at the Fringe 2017 here.