To celebrate thirty years of Mervyn Stutter's Pick of the Fringe, we are putting on a big 30th Year Charity Gala at the 750 seat Pleasance Grand at 2.30pm on Monday 21st August. All proceeds raised will go to the Imibala Trust in South Africa, a charity that Mervyn's wife, Moira, has been involved with for years.
On Merv's 20th Gala he sent £5,000 to Imibala and another £5,000 again on his 25th. The money was used to provide township children with obvious talent with tutors, trainers and mentors plus regular theatre visits they could never otherwise afford. The money also helped equip new performance studios and to provide a large number of musical instruments. In part, Merv's Gala donations have helped to fund a Creative & Performing Arts Department, and this year Imibala are very proud to be presenting a show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, "Yes-Ya-Yebo!" (11.30am at the Counting House - Venue 10).