On Tuesday 3 July, much-loved Brighton Fringe performers took to the stage at Brighton Open Air Theatre in a bid to raise funds for the charity in the inaugural fundraising event 'A Midsummer Night's Fringe'.
Through ticket sales and an online auction, the evening raised £3,599, bringing the combined total of the #FundFringe campaign to £25,000. The campaign initially launched with a crowdfunding campaign in April this year, successfully raising £21,600 after the sudden loss of the festival’s headline corporate sponsor after 7 years.
Despite significant funding cuts in early 2018, Brighton Fringe went on to hold its biggest festival yet, with 1,010 events held at 159 venues, and attended by over 560k audience members.
Brighton Fringe is still very much on the look out for the their next headline sponsor, corporate partners and advertisers for 2019. Brighton Fringe 2019 will run from 3 May – 2 June.
Image: King Sammy Silver by Peter Williams