Published on
14 August 2019

Barnardo’s Big Benefit Comedy 2019

‘Barnardo’s Big Comedy Benefit’ once again brought joy and laughter to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Comedy favourites Rhys James, Ed Byrne, Milton Jones, David O’Doherty, Tom Rosenthal, London Hughes, Patrick Monahan, Jayde Adams and Francis Boulle and Jamie Laing helped raise over £14,000.

Thanks is also offered to the audience who gave generously in the end-of-night bucket collection.

Now in its eighth year the comedy event has raised more than £74,000 with all funds going towards the charity’s community-based services supporting vulnerable children and young people.

To find out about events or ways you can support the charity go to


Notes to Editors:

Barnardo’s Scotland works with more than 16,300 children and young people in over 140 specialised community-based services across Scotland, and more than 100 shops across the country directly supporting the services. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support; helping children break free from sexual exploitation; supporting young carers; helping young people in to employment and helping children living in poverty.   

Visit to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.  Twitter: @BarnardosScot Facebook: Barnardo’s Scotland