The Haslemere Fringe Festival is a non-for-profit event run entirely by volunteers, and funded with the help of generous donations in cash or in kind from local businesses.    We’re now busy looking for more sponsors for our 2024 event. Our Principal Sponsor for 2024 is Couchman Hanson Solicitors.  This is what they’ve said about the opportunity: Couchman Hanson Solicitors are absolutely delighted to be confirmed as principal sponsor for Haslemere Fringe 2024. The Fringe is a brilliant festival and perfectly captures the spirit of the local community – something we also feel absolutely passionate about. Having recently celebrated the milestone of our tenth birthday, this partnership felt like a perfect way to celebrate. As a local firm, with offices in Charters Walk, our whole team are excited to be involved in sponsoring the festival. We cannot wait for this summer and a brilliant weekend of live entertainment.

We are delighted to announce that for 2024, we are supporting three partner charities, two local and one National. These are:

  • The Hunter Centre – Supporting people living with Dementia
  • Talk to Me – A local mental health counselling service run out of Haslewey Community Centre.
  • Mind – A national mental health charity, working to make sure nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.

The Hunter Centre – The primary purpose of The Hunter Centre is to provide care and stimulation for people living in and around Haslemere, living with various forms of Dementia. For details go to

Talk to Me – Talk to Me is a community-based counselling service that offers affordable, professional counselling to the people of Haslemere and the surrounding areas.  Offering counselling to adults, children, and young people.  Their small team of qualified counsellors offer both face to face and online counselling according to individuals needs and preferences. Payment is by donation only and they never turn anyone away due to lack of funds, believing no one should be denied access to excellent mental health care due to financial circumstances.  

Mind – Even though 1 in 4 people have mental health problems, most don’t get the help they need. This has to change and they are there to fight for mental health. For support, for respect, for you. For details see


In 2022, Mandy McKenna made a suggestion to the committee of the Haslemere Fringe Festival with an idea to become a volunteer, and add to their festival an Artist-in-Residence! Mandy is a local floral artist who loves a challenge and painting floral pictures to raise money for a variety of charities. She painted throughout the weekend a large canvas, now called `The Colour of Music` with my floral burst of colour and interpretation of the festival scene. With paintbrush and painting in hand, she also managed to run behind the main stage and asked the headline musicians and new up and coming bands to sign my painting ready to be auctioned, raising funds to the main charity of Haslemere Fringe Festival. The painting `The Colour of Music` has sold, and the full donation of just under £1000.00 is now in the charity funds!  Mandy will be back again this year, 2024, paintbrush in hand , dancing happily, while painting live and I will again be auctioning my new and fun artwork to continue my journey mixing art with community Art and music projects, so keep watching for more details. Find Mandy in her studio in Ifold, West Sussex and her new sea front studio in Worthing – East Beach Studios InstagramFacebookWebsiteWorthing Studio Location

We’d like to thank everyone who has pledged to sponsor and partner with us for 2024 already: