Press release

SALMOND STAGE SHOW A HIT WITH PUBLIC AND CHARITIES 

OVER £27,000 RAISED FROM 24 SELL-OUT SHOWS

The "Alex Salmond...Unleashed" stage show, first launched at the Edinburgh Fringe, not only sold out 24 performances in 2017, but also raised £27,400 for 22 separate charities in Scotland and beyond.

Each stage performance was followed by an auction to benefit a charity proposed by Mr Salmond's varied guests and interviewees. These ranged from the Speaker of the House of Commons to entertainer Elaine C. Smith who all nominated their favourite charities.

Alex Salmond has today (Tuesday 2 January) issued a warm thanks to everyone who donated so generously during his Fringe show and the subsequent theatre tour performances.

The producers of Alex Salmond...Unleashed have also made a New Year Resolution that the theme of charitable giving continue when the show hits the road once again for its spring tour in Scotland, London and the USA.

Commenting, Mr Salmond said:

“Last year all of our guests were blown away with the generosity of the public during our Fringe show in Edinburgh and when we took the show on tour.

“As well as having lots of fun, we raised a mighty sum for twenty-two fantastic charities. The money raised will make a real difference to many good causes

“I would like to pass on my thanks from myself and the whole Unleashed team to everyone who has helped make 2017 an unforgettable year for both performances and for giving.

“My producer Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and I have made a New Year resolution to continue this charitable aspect of the show when it returns on tour in the Spring.”

ENDS

Notes:

1)Total donations to charitable causes from the fringe Show Alex Salmond…Unleashed, and the subsequent tour came to £27,400. This was the sum donated to a total of 22 charities in Scotland across the UK and beyond. Thus far the Show has had nineteen Fringe performances and five stage productions in Aberdeen, Alloa and Galashiels.


1.    Full list of charities benefiting from Fringe and Tour nominated by Mr Salmond's guests on each Show.


Macmillan Nurses

Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre, University of Glasgow 

Grenfell Tower Appeal

Spiritaid 

Muslim Aid 

Ardgowan Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice 

Diabetes UK 

FABB Scotland 

The Big Issue 

Alzheimer Scotland 

Beatson Cancer

Soccer in Glasgow 

Concern Worldwide 

Medical Aid for Palestine 

Scottish Women's Aid 

Calum’s Cabin 

SiMBA 

Olly's Wee Bothy

Bread Maker Aberdeen 

Refugees Welcome, Forth Valley

Haematology Endowment Fund Tour