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We have a variety of social events going on throughout the year and we also provide support to those wishing to organise their own events.

Waverley Care at the Fringe
When: 01 August, 2019
Where: The Pleasance and EICC, Edinburgh
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2019 is Waverley Care’s 28th year working alongside our friends at the Fringe’s biggest venue, the Pleasance.

Our amazing teams of volunteer bucket shakers have become a common sight over the years as audiences have flocked to the Pleasance Courtyard and Pleasance at EICC each August.

Volunteering is a great way to soak up the Fringe atmosphere, do a bit of celebrity-spotting and meet new people while making a positive difference in the lives of people living with or affected by HIV or hepatitis C in Scotland.

We’re now on the lookout for volunteers to help out at this year’s Fringe. As part of the team, you’ll be collecting donations outside the shows that are supporting us and chatting to Fringe-goers across the venues.

We’re there every day between 1 – 26 August, from mid-afternoon until late evening. Shifts tend to be 2-6pm or 6.30-10pm, but we can be flexible if you can only commit to a couple of hours.

If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Roo or Holly on 0131 556 9710 or email fringe@waverleycare.org

Elsewhere at the Fringe, you can also support Waverley Care at:

Loud and Proud on the Fringe
When: 10 August, 2019
Where: St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
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Scotland’s LGBT choir, Loud & Proud, is back at the Fringe in support of Waverley Care, Scotland’s HIV and Hepatitis C charity.

Loud & Proud’s a cappella repertoire is as diverse as their membership. Expect Scottish songs from Burns to The Proclaimers, as well as pop classics, gay anthems, and of course, show tunes! The music may make you smile, surprise you or bring tears to your eyes, but most of all, you will experience their joy in singing together as a community. This is a Fringe event not to be missed!

Saturday 10 August 2019, 7:30pm at St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, EH1 2EP.

Tickets £15. Doors open at 7pm and seats are unreserved.

Eventbrite - Loud & Proud on the Fringe 2019

Tartan Ribbon Comedy Benefit
When: 13 August, 2019
Where: Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
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The best night of comedy on the Fringe, with all proceeds going to Waverley Care!

The Tartan Ribbon has become a much-loved staple of the Fringe each year, with previous line-ups including Michael McIntyre, Russell Howard, Katherine Ryan, Tim Vine, Jason Byrne and loads more big names. It’s guaranteed to sell out, so book your tickets early!

Tickets from £10.50 at tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/tartan-ribbon-comedy-benefit

Austentatious presents Crosstentatious!
When: 19 August, 2019
Where: George Square, Edinburgh
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For one night only, the Chortle Award-winning ladies and gentlemen of Austentatious swap their bonnets and breeches to raise money for Waverley Care!

Join them as they improvise a riotously funny new Jane Austen work, based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience. Performed in full Regency costume with live musical accompaniment, Crosstentatious features an all-star cast of dashing women and hommes fatals. Book now for a glorious evening of comedy, all for charity!

Tickets from £11.50 at tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/austentatious-presents-crosstentatious-in-aid-of-waverley-care

Comedy Gala 2019
When: 20 August, 2019
Where: Pleasance at EICC
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Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event returns on Tuesday 20 August! 

2019 marks the 13th year of partnership between Off The Kerb Productions and Waverley Care. All proceeds raised from the Edinburgh Comedy Gala go straight to making a positive difference in the lives of people living with or affected by HIV or Hepatitis C in Scotland.

Since its launch in 2003, the now annual event has raised almost £475,000, with this year’s event looking set to topple the £500,000 mark!

Tickets from £22.50 at tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy-gala-2019-in-aid-of-waverley-care

Amusical
When: 21 August, 2019
Where: The Pleasance, Edinburgh
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Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a comedy celebration of all things West End!

A handful of comedians, assisted by our in-house band Dave Cribb and The Quavers, will go up against each other to perform their favourite musical theatre song from stage and screen, and it’s up to you, the audience, to determine who is best. Well, who your favourite is anyway. They may well not be the best.

All proceeds will be donated to Waverley Care.

Tickets are available for £15 from www.pleasance.co.uk/event/amusical-1

World AIDS Day Bucket Collections
When: 01 December, 2019
Where: Various
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World AIDS Day remains an important opportunity to raise awareness of HIV in Scotland, and to challenge the stigma that continues to surround the condition.

Once again we’ll be chatting to members of the public and collecting donations across Scotland, including Waverley Station in Edinburgh on Sunday 1 December.

We would love your support and if you’re able to spare a couple of hours to volunteer in the afternoon, you really will be making a positive difference to people living with HIV.

We will be collecting from 12-6pm, with plenty of smiles!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Holly Rawlings at fundraising@waverleycare.org or 0131 556 9710.