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for professional actors and stage managers who are in need due to illness, injury, or old age.

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In 1882

the Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded by the great actor-manager Sir Henry Irving and a group of his friends.

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HRH The Prince of Wales

has been the ABF's patron since 2000. Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL, has been the ABF's president since 1990.

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News

10.Sep.2021

ABF Christmas & Greetings cards

The ABF's range of Christmas and greetings cards for 2021 is on sale now.

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Archive

Invitation to the first annual dinner

Annual dinners were held to raise money for the ABF, and to report back on the activities of the charity over the previous year.

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Shakespearean Wreath

Pack of 10 cards £7.00. Message inside reads "... and a Happy New Year"

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The Actors’ Benevolent Fund has two funding programmes open to applications from actors, actresses and stage managers experiencing hardship. Please apply to the programme most relevant to your circumstances: