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Published on 28 October 2016 10:00 AM

Age Scotland, Scotland’s leading charity supporting older people would like to thank the team behind the show Gangsta Granny, based on the book by David Walliams, for supporting the charity.
After each of the eight performances at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh, 5th-9th October, staff carried out collections. In total, they collected a whopping £3137.74!
Rebecca Dickson, Community and Events Fundraiser from Age Scotland said, “We are so grateful to the cast and crew of Gangsta Granny for supporting this collection, the staff from the King’s Theatre for running it, and most importantly, the audience for their incredible generosity in donating such an amazing amount of money.  This money will go to help support Age Scotland’s work tackling loneliness and isolation across the country and helping everyone to love later life.”

Age Scotland would like to thank the team behind the show 'Gangsta Granny' for supporting the charity at their shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

The show, based on the book by David Walliams, tells the story of Ben, an 11-year-old boy who dislikes visiting his grandmother every Friday as he finds her boring. This soon changes when his grandmother reveals her criminal career as an international jewel thief. 

After each of the eight performances at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh, 5th-9th October, staff carried out collections. In total, they collected a fantastic £3137.74! Combined with the amount raised in Glasgow by King's and Theatre Royal Glasgow, a total of £5354.33 was raised for the charity.

Rebecca Dickson, Community and Events Fundraiser from Age Scotland said, “We are so grateful to the cast and crew of Gangsta Granny for supporting this collection, the staff from the King’s Theatre for running it, and most importantly, the audience for their incredible generosity in donating such an amazing amount of money.  This money will go to help support Age Scotland’s work tackling loneliness and isolation across the country and helping everyone to love later life.”

For more information: If you are interested in fundraising for Age Scotland , please email fundraising@agescotland.org.uk or call 0333 32 32 400