Your support is the applause that could save a life!
The TBF is a welfare and humanitarian fund (it is registered as a Public Benefit Organization – PBO no: 930 000 322) with 18a tax certification ; that supports all individuals in all professions who have been connected to the performing arts (theatre, film, radio, tv , live performance , arts media )on a professional basis – at any stage in their lives, and in any manner whatsoever – and who now find themselves in financial difficulties due to old age or ill health, by providing care to them and their legal dependents, in the form of monthly financial grants; donations for funeral expenses; assistance with medical expenses; placement in care centers or old age homes etc.
Currently the TBF permanently supports a large number of aged, seriously ill and destitute Arts professionals who have no-one else to care for them. The TBF also helps on an ongoing basis with unforeseen medical costs of working Arts Pro’s and their legal dependents. These are costs not covered by medical schemes – serious cases such as: organ & bone marrow transplants, cancer treatment, hip replacements, cochlear transplants, expensive medication for chronic diseases etc. The TBF is often required to help pay for funerals too but it is the TBF’s big dream to create old age and care homes where members of the Arts and Entertainment Industry would be in a safe and welcoming environment.
The TBF works in a preventative and in a pro-active fashion and also holds free workshops with the voluntary help of various experts; to potential and current Arts & Entertainment Industry Professionals of all disciplines within the Industry on subjects such as Creating your own work –a wide variety of subjects, Tax issues, affordable medical schemes, pension plans, annuities, etc and How to run the business of Show business.
Much more information is available at www.tbfsa.co.za
Should you wish to contribute, the banking details are:
Theatre Benevolent Fund First National Bank
Account No: 6202 439 8671 Branch: Carlswald – 250 117
Savings Account : 9305193377
Account Holder : Theatre Benevolent Fund PBO no : 9300 000 322 TBF