Fun on the Fringe

It’s August and, for the Waverley Care fundraising team, that can only mean one thing – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is back in town!

The next four weeks will pass in a blur of bucketshaking and benefit shows, raising thousands of pounds to support our work – and we need your help.

Throughout the Fringe, we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to get involved in bucketshaking at the Fringe’s biggest venue, the Pleasance, including for the first time a selection of shows they are promoting at the EICC.

It’s a great way to soak up the atmosphere of the Fringe while helping raise money and awareness of our work around HIV and Hepatitis C in Scotland. Interested? Get in touch with to find out more, and why not try to rope some of your friends in too!?

The Fringe is one of the highlights of our fundraising year, particularly thanks to our unique and enduring relationship with the Pleasance. Our partnership stretches back to 1992 and has raised over £425,000 to support our work. It also provides an important platform for us to raise awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C. You can find out a little more about the relationship here.

Even if you can’t help as a bucketshaker, you can always support us by heading along to selected shows during the Fringe. This year, we have the Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit at the Pleasance and Off The Kerb’s Comedy Gala – two of the biggest comedy events on the Fringe. Elsewhere, the amazing Austentatious will return with another one-off benefit performance of Crosstentatious, and our friends at Loud and Proud will provide another magical night of music. Just head to our events page for details of all these events.

If you find yourself in the Pleasance over the next few weeks, be sure to come and say hello to our volunteers, pick up a tartan ribbon and please donate if you can.