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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL PANEL PRIZE WON BY ANGELA BARNES

Edinburgh Festival’s panel prize has been won by Angela Barnes, Sameena Zehra, Pauline Eyre and the Home Safe Collective.

The Home Safe Collective was started following the brutal murder of Eurydice Dixon, a Melbourne comic who was attacked on her way home from a gig. The organisers have set up an account with CityCabs in Edinburgh, whose drivers are police checked. On accepting the prize, Angela Barnes pledged the £5000 to keep the initiative running at next year’s festival.

Angela said: ‘Thank you so much for all your good wishes about Home Safe Collective being awarded the Comedy Awards Panel Prize. I am beyond chuffed. The prize money will go to continuing the scheme for future Fringes. Thanks everyone that donated. I am super proud of our comedy community.’

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