The ABF and United Stations urge industry members to get involved and support its bursary fundraising event to assist an underprivileged industry student on 13 October at Joe Parkers Comedy Bar in Montecasino from 7pm.
The move follows the excellent feedback that the ABF received about the bursary it awarded to an AAA second-year student, Monique Pienaar, in 2010.
"The ABF's executive committee would really like to up its commitment by providing for two bursaries in 2011," says Sharlene Vallance, Vice President of the ABF. "As this funding has not been budgeted for, Michelle Randall, our bursary portfolio administrator, has come up with an excellent fundraising idea and secured United Stations as a principle sponsor to book Joe Parkers Comedy Bar," she adds.
Volunteers will visit agencies and hand out pamphlets about the fundraiser and show. "The ABF urges all industry members, their family and friends to support this initiative which will make a difference in someone's life and directly impact their future," says Vallance.
"It is time that not only the ABF, but South Africa as a whole, looks at supporting the youth to develop skills," she adds.
A big thank you goes to Stephné du Toit from Hooked-Up Communications www.hooked-up.co.za
for designing the invitation at no cost to the ABF.
The ABF was set up to assist those in the industry that are in real need of support. The organisation continues to coordinate events which raise funds, with assistance from agencies and businesses in the industry, and set up membership drives to raise regular annuity income to assist those in need.
Come and have a laugh with the ABF! Tickets cost R180 per person and include a bundle of laughs from three comedians, and snacks. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to book your ticket, contact Sharlene Vallance at az.oc.fba@enelrahs