JOEL DOMMETT GETS SET TO VISIT 100 EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOWS
Joel Dommett is set to take on one of the most demanding challenges of his career to raise money and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer. Attempting to visit one hundred Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows in twenty-four hours, Joel will be drafting in his talented friends and festival-goers and calling on their support to get him from one show to the next in quick-fire time.
From the weird and wonderful, stand-up comedy to contemporary dance and big venues to living room enactments, Joel will visit them all creating a huge buzz across the city, all in the name of Stand Up To Cancer.
From 12:00pm on Thursday 16th August to 12:00pm on Friday 17th August, Joel will be ping-ponging his way around Edinburgh to pop in on an average of one show every fifteen minutes and rally support for Stand Up To Cancer which returns with full force later this year.
Joel is a passionate supporter of Stand Up To Cancer and felt compelled to take on the challenge after his father was recently given the all-clear from prostate cancer.
Joel said: ‘I’m really excited, but also terrified at the same time, to take on this epic challenge for Stand Up To Cancer. I’m hoping my friends and their wonderful audiences will help me out a bit, and fingers crossed I’ll be able to get around to all hundred shows in time. Who knows what state I’ll be in by the hundredth show, but I’ll be reminding everyone that it’s all to raise money for lifesaving research. Surely, any half-asleep visits will be forgiven!
‘It’s going to be an intense twenty-four hours but I’m going to be thinking a lot about my dad to get me through it. It’s thanks to research that he’s still here so I want to do everything I can to support Stand Up To Cancer’s work. Stand Up To Cancer funds research to find new and better treatments and tests for cancer patients. Research is just so important and I’m really excited to be doing my bit to support it. Now I just can’t wait to get started – let’s do this!’
Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 which raises money to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research that will save lives. Since it launched in the UK in 2012, more than £38 million has been raised and over forty trials and projects have been funded, that involve more than 10,000 cancer patients.
Joel will be attempting the challenge in Edinburgh on the 16th- 17th August. To follow his progress, keep an eye on Stand Up To Cancer’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
To find out more visit standuptocancer.org.uk/gatecrasher or text JOEL to 70404 to donate £5.