A group of comedians led by Angela Barnes have set up the Home Safe Collective, a fundraiser to help comedians who are members of vulnerable groups get home safe from gigs, following the violent murder of Australian comedian Eurydice Dixon, who was attacked walking home from a show in Melbourne.
On their fundraiser page the Collective said: “The Edinburgh Fringe is coming up and we want to ensure that women (cis and trans), people identifying as non-binary and trans men and members of vulnerable/at risk groups are able to get home safely. The Fringe is an expensive time of year, and spending money on a cab home can be impossible for some. So, we have set up an account with CityCabs in Edinburgh whose drivers are police checked. There will be money in the account from donations, and will cover getting someone home safe.”
So far they have raised £2339.90 and counting. If you wish to register with the scheme you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for your password. More information on how to access the service will be released before the Fringe.
This is a fantastic idea and cause that will make the Fringe accessible to more people. Please donate here!