The ABF, Vital Support Fund, has elected its new 2010 executive committee members to continue the vital role of support to industry individuals in crisis.
ABF President, Giles Shepherd says, “The year ahead is going to be an exciting but again a challenging one. We have a few new fundraising opportunities on the cards and we know that the newly elected committee will work hard towards achieving these milestones.”
New executive committee members are:
National President - Giles Shepherd
Vice President - Sharlene Vallance
DBN Chairperson - Kerry Sandiford
CT Chairperson - Riaan Kriel
Relief Validating Chairperson - John Bowles
Treasurer - Riana Stander
ABF Treasurer Riana Stander comments, “At the next meeting we hope to allocate the committee their portfolios for the year. We're all holding thumbs that this year, South Africa can financially get back on its feet, resulting in an increase in the attendance of our events and in our membership contributions. This will in turn enable us to focus on giving more money to the people who need it most.”
The ABF is a non-profit organisation helping those in the advertising, media and allied industries that have fallen on hard times. Amongst its many contributions, the ABF, in conjunction with Lifeline have a dedicated 24/7 call centre line for people in the Advertising, Media and related industries who need counselling or treatment for stress, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse problems. The ABF also provides study in the field to deserving, underprivileged students with institutions such as the AAA.