Aberdeen Student Show smashes fundraising target with record breaking amount

The Student Show cast on the HMT stage. (Photo: Hannah Cook)

THE Aberdeen Student Show has today announced the record-breaking total from the 2024 charities campaign ‘Mounthoolin Rouge’. The fundraising show which took to the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre just under a month ago raised a staggering £156,323.96 for sixty six local charities.

Taking to the stage of the city’s His Majesty’s Theatre from the 24th – 27th April 2024, the 2024 Aberdeen Student Show has smashed the 103 year old societies fundraising record, set in 2023 with the production of ‘Ayetanic’ by over £31,000.

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With support from local businesses, this year’s sell-out production has raised money for sixty six charities based in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire including Save The Belmont Cinema, Camphill School, Rape Crisis Grampian, UCAN – Urilogical Cancer Support and Bridge of Don Men’s Shed.

The Doric parody based on the film and musical Moulin Rouge, followed the lovable Gregor McEwan and his pals as they tried to save the Mounthoolin Rouge! A brand new club on the Mounthooly Roundabout.

The student-led society’s Administrator Meg Stanger is thrilled to have led this record-breaking total. She commented: “I am so grateful for the hard work of everyone who was involved in the show and also the support of the community this past year. The sponsorship money we received and our fundraising events prior to the show meant that we could cover 100% of the production costs this year. This meant that every penny from our ticket sales has gone straight to charity and led to Aberdeen Student Show raising yet another incredible amount of money for local charities.”

This record-breaking amount has contributed to over a hundred years of Aberdeen Student Show’s fundraising efforts. In the last ten years of productions, the society has raised over one million pounds, all being donated to local charities.

The society’s Charities Coordinator, Kat Officer, added: “I am absolutely over the moon with the total that we’ve managed to raise this year. From fundraising to donations to sponsors and businesses, Aberdeen has been incredibly generous! I want to say a massive thank you to everyone across the North-East who bought a ticket to come and see the show. Now more than ever, charities across the North-East need our support, and this money will go a really long way for each and every one of them!”

Aberdeen Student Show will return from the 23rd – 26th April 2025 at His Majesty’s Theatre with another of their distinctly doric productions.

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