We are raising money in memory of Lydia Mason, who died suddenly at the age of 40 from Sepsis.
Lydia was a huge part of the Free Festival at the annual Edinburgh Fringe arts festival, coming to the Fringe as a producer since the early 2000s, and from 2014 worked for the 'Free Festival'. She was instrumental in helping to shape its direction as an organisation set-up to open accessibility to the arts for performers and audiences.
She had so many skills that helped practically and mentally for performers, but most important was her ability to make friends with anyone instantly. She was always willing to be the first to comfort people who were upset or encourage random people, and that translated so well into supporting performers.
She was a champion of mental health support, passionate about widening performer access and inclusivity and in 2022 helped establish mental health drop-in sessions and support for performers returning from the covid break, as well as quiet spaces for neurodivergent performers to relax when not onstage.
And this was just a part of a life that touched so many people, friends and family.
This Always Remember Tribute Fund is a lasting tribute to someone who lost their life to sepsis.
Together, these funds represent a collective determination by those who have lost loved ones to raise awareness and support the work of the UK Sepsis Trust, in memory of all those lost to this devastating condition.
All of the money raised will help the UK Sepsis Trust achieve its aim of saving 14,000 lives in the UK every year.
For more information about the work of UK Sepsis Trust, please visit www.sepsistrust.org. Please contact Faye at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.