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"Alex Salmond...Unleashed" Debut Show Raises £1,300 for Macmillan Nurses


By edg - Posted on 14 August 2017

Former First Minister of Scotland and ex-MP Alex Salmond kicked off his debut Fringe show yesterday with special guest, Conservative Brexit Secretary, David Davis MP.

Salmond’s hour-long show running in the afternoon and another in the evening at the Assembly Rooms features music, performances and banter with a special guest on a different theme each show.

Salmond introduced Mr Davis as his “good pal” and “next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, perhaps the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom”.

At the end of the show Mr Salmond auctioned off the opportunity of Afternoon Tea with himself and Mr Davis.

The lucky winner, Denise Wilson, bid £1,000 for the chance of tea with the Former First Minister and Brexit Secretary, with all proceeds going to Mr Davis’ selected charity – Macmillan Nurses, which he described as the “best possible cause he could think of”. At the Afternoon, one of the bidder’s guests, Mr David Hill, added a further £300 to the total.

Ms Wilson said: “Macmillan Nurses is a charity very close to my heart as they looked after my late mother so well in her final days. My father, Alan, and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea with Mr Davis and Mr Salmond and I know it is something my mother would have loved to have done too.”

Salmond is performing 18 shows back-to-back to more than 6,000 people over the course of the two week run. The original run for 15 back-to-back shows was extended by three extra shows after tickets quickly sold out.

The former MP for Gordon said: "I am absolutely delighted with our debut show. Not only was it a sell-out crowd, but we managed to raise £1,300 for a great cause."