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Underbelly's third Big Brain Tumour Benefit raises the roof at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We’re delighted to announce that the third Big Brain Tumour Benefit, organised and hosted by our friends at Underbelly, has raised an incredible £41,055 for The Brain Tumour Charity

Taking place at the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the event united comedians including Russell Howard, Jason Byrne, Nina Conti, John Hastings, Danny Bhoy, Iain Stirling and Flo & Joan in the fight to defeat brain tumours.

Underbelly’s co-founded, Ed Bartlam, started the annual gig three years ago, after his son Alfie was diagnosed with an ependymoma at the age of just four.

He said: “I’m incredible grateful to all of those comedians who took part in The Big Brain Tumour Benefit for such an important cause, and to the audience who bought over 1,000 tickets and gave so generously.

“I’ve seen the devastating effects of brain tumours in children first hand, and it’s vital that we raise both awareness of the disease and money to help find a cure. Our brain tumour benefit show is a wonderful way to do just that”.

The proceeds were made up of £18,000 of ticket sales, and £2,010 from a bucket collection which was supported by a team of employees from Aegon. Underbelly then matched this amount, with an additional £1,035 raised through Underbelly’s JustGiving page.

Thank you to Underbelly, everyone who attended and contributed on the night, and to our marvellous volunteers from Aegon – we are so grateful to have your support.

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