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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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Welcome to our new site!

The Actors' Benevolent Fund is pleased to be launching our new website today!

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First issue of the Equity journal

A copy of the first ever edition of the Equity journal, dating from February 1934, is held in the ABF archive. The magazine is still in circulation today.

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Christmas Bargain Packs - 10 cards

A selection of original Actors' Benevolent Fund cards from previous years. P&P inside the UK is included in the price of the cards.

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