Underbelly raises over £29,000

Underbelly raises over £29,000 at Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay in support of OneCity Trust’s work fighting inequality and exclusion across Edinburgh.

Residents of Edinburgh and its visitors raised £29,284 at Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay from tickets sold for the famous Torchlight Procession and the spectacular Silent Light, which also gave free tickets to communities working with the Trust across the city.

Underbelly and OneCity Trust’s relationship developed further with the announcement of a special Gala show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 of Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll, which raised thousands more for the Trust’s work fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh.

The Fringe Gala took place on 7 August at 7pm at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows with a dedicated performance of Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw’s Drop and Roll show from which Underbelly gave £15 from every ticket to OneCity Trust. 50 tickets to what was one of Underbelly’s most popular shows at the Fringe were given to OneCity Trust beneficiaries.

Charlie Wood and Ed Bartlam, directors of Underbelly, met the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Chair of OneCity Trust, the Right Hon. Frank Ross to hand over a cheque from Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay for £29,284.

Underbelly is delighted to support OneCity Trust because it makes such a positive impact on local communities across Edinburgh now and for the future.

The money raised goes directly towards supporting community initiatives in all corners of the Capital, helping to fund fantastic projects which tackle poverty, inequality and exclusion.

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