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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

1.Jun.2015

Master Betty and The Betty Fund

ABF Vice President and Honorary Archivist Philip Lowrie's tribute to Master Betty, from the ABF's Annual General Meeting in 2015

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Archive

The Stage - the theatrical charities

This article was printed in The Stage in 1932, and aimed to tackle misconceptions about the various theatrical charities.

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Just A Minute, Dear

£6.50 per pack of ten. Message inside reads: "Season's Greetings"

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