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Aberdeen Student Show Raises £150,000 For Local Charities

66 local groups to benefit from bumper year of fundraising

By Josh Pizzuto-Pomaco

A group of around thirty students pose in costumes on a stage at His Majesty's Theatre
Cast members pose on stage. Supplied Photo

Charities across the Granite City will receive a funding boost this summer, as Aberdeen Student Show confirmed they had raised more than £156,000 in donations. 

Founded in 1921, the group has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable organisations throughout the North East of Scotland over the last 103 years.

This year’s performance of “Mounthoolin Rouge!” brought scores of Aberdonians to view the show at His Majesty's Theatre.

Now, the proceedings will be split between 66 local charities. 

Five third sector groups have been designated as “gold charities”: Belmont Cinema, Rape Crisis Grampian, Camphill School, Bridge of Don and District Men’s Shed, and UCAN Cancer Support. 

Now in its eleventh decade, the group, whose members come from NESCOL, RGU, and Aberdeen Uni, has continued an excellent tradition of musical comedy.

Advertisements and casting calls for the Student Show filled the pages of Gaudies past, serving as a major part of the University’s fundraising activities. 

Each year, the team creates and performs a parody of popular media (written in Doric). In the past, these have ranged from “Fittie Fittie Bang Bang” to "Ayetanic” to  “Spittal Shop of Horrors.”

Meg Stanger, the President of Aberdeen Student Show, lauded the group’s hard work.

She told The Gaudie: “I am so grateful for the hard work of everyone who was involved in the show and also the support of the community this past year.

“The sponsorship money we received and our fundraising events prior to the show meant that we could cover 100% of the production costs this year. 

“This means that every penny from our ticket sales has gone straight to charity and led to Aberdeen Student Show raising yet another incredible amount of money for local charities.”

If you are interested in joining next year’s production of the Student Show, you can follow @studentshowdeen on Facebook and Instagram. 


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