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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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ABF visit to Highgrove

May 14th 2002 was a very special day in the ABF calendar.

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Thirty-Fifth Annual Dinner Dance

Before the outset of WWII, the ABF held many events and benefits to fundraise for its charitable work.

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Assorted Sandy Wilson designs

£6.00 per pack of 10 cards. Designs by Sandy Wilson, author of renowned play 'The Boyfriend'. These cards are blank inside for your own message, and are perfect for first night cards.

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