Leaving a Legacy

By remembering the ABF in your will by leaving us a legacy, you will be helping us to support actors and stage managers for years to come.

"Legacies have been one of the ABF’s main sources of income ever since it was founded. Put quite simply if other actors and people who love the theatre had not left money to the Fund over the years we would not be able to work in the way that we do now. Our heartfelt thanks go to all those who have supported us by way of a legacy."

- Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL 


Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL.     Photograph with the kind permission of Reef Television


To leave a gift to the Actors' Benevolent Fund in your will, or in a codicil to your will, please consult a solicitor. For more information, please contact:

6 Adam Street
London WC2N 6AD

020 7836 6378


Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9 - 5pm

I am so grateful – not only does the money help in a very practical way, but I am deeply touched to know that the charity has been there for me. It is certainly a comfort in challenging times.
Times have been difficult for our family recently, as you are well aware, but the personal understanding, generosity of the ABF and friendship have been a wonderful lifeline.
I can never thank you enough for your support through my difficult times. You make such a huge difference to me, I never feel alone. You have all been so very kind.
Your help has carried me through the most difficult times of my life.
You have treated me with such care and warmth and generosity that I am profoundly moved by it. I am improving daily and soon I hope to be back at work. I will never forget your kindness.
The difference that you make to our lives is difficult to put into words - your support keeps us going, not only financially, but also to know that we are not on our own is massive. Thank you.
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