Fringe Society crowdfunder features rewards from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Kay and more

Fringe Society crowdfunder features rewards from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adam Kay and more

The Fringemas Crowdfunder will support the Fringe Society in bringing the festival back for 2021

As the Christmas ads start making their rounds and mince pies begin appearing in shops, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society have similarly launched their Fringemas Crowdfunder. Since the cancellation of their 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fringe Society has worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to support artists and venues throughout this difficult time.

The Fringe Society hopes to raise £25,000 this Christmas to help bring the festival spirit back to Edinburgh, to support their services to artists and help put the industry on the road to recovery.

In order to encourage audiences to dig deep in support of this worthy cause, a star-studded list of Fringe alumni have donated signed goods to be won by crowdfunder supporters. Notable among them is a signed poster of the Broadway smash-hit Hamilton by its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who performed at the 2005 festival as part of his rap improv ensemble Freestyle Love Supreme.

Rewards to be won also include a signed book by comedian and author of the best-selling This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay; a signed CD from long-running Fringe favourite, the chanteuse Camille O'Sullivan; a signed book by comedian Joe Lycett; and a signed script by Richard Gadd, whose 2019 show Baby Reindeer won accolades across the board, including a Fringe First. In addition, supporters of Fringemas can also receive a set of lovely Fringe baubles to garland their Christmas tree.

So as we all settle in for a holly jolly season unlike any other, gift yourself (and everyone) the supreme satisfaction of supporting an excellent cause, and the hope of a Fringe in our near future.

The Fringe Society's Fringemas Fundraiser will run until 17 December. The donation link is open at crowdfunder.co.uk/fringemas-fundraiser

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