Registered Charity No: 206524 (England & Wales).
The Actors' Benevolent Fund was founded in 1882 by Sir Henry Irving and a group of his friends as a national charity to care for actors and actresses unable to work because of accidents, illness or simply old age.
The Fund helps in a variety of ways all of which are geared towards maintaining independence and improving quality of life. Beneficiaries include the very elderly, those with chronic conditions like arthritis or mental illness, and those suffering from all the major life threatening diseases like cancer, heart disease and AIDS.
Our support includes:
• Financial support to assist with basic living costs
• Special purchases to help with mobility and independence
• Help with convalescent costs and nursing home fees
Patron: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
President: Dame Penelope Keith