Industry supports ABF bursary fundraiser

The ABF's very successful Bursary fund raiser was held on 13 October at Joe Parkers Comedy Bar at Montecasino. It was very well attended by advertising agencies and media owners, with over 200 people contributing their laughter and support to a good cause.
Congratulations to Tracy Schloesser, the lucky winner of the DSTV HD PVR. "Thanks so much for the awesome prize! I don't ever win anything, so it was a huge surprise to have my number called out," says Tracy. "The evening was great. We don't get to laugh enough in life, so it was nice just to chill. Keep up your amazing work, ABF."

Attendees enjoyed Monique Nortje, Hannes Brummer and Melt Sieberhagen, and MC Darren Maule.

The ABF would sincerely like to thank its sponsors United Stations, for paying for the venue; the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB), for contributing R5000 towards the snacks; Primedia In Store, for contributing R5000 towards the actual bursary; DSTV, for donating the DSTV decoder and installation; Stephné du Toit, designing our invitation for free; Trynie Gouws, for designing our pamphlets for free; Alex Krause, for printing them for free; The Tea and Coffee Emporium for hampers; FOODELICIOUS, for biscuit hampers; Alexander Liebner, for sponsoring wine; and Terena Chetty, for tirelessly finding sponsors. Last but not least, a big thank you to Michelle Randall the ABF's bursary portfolio manager.

"All of our fundraising functions help to boost the ABF's funds. From inception in 1969 to August 2010, we have paid out R6 752 298 in assistance to 414 families," says Sharlene Vallance, Vice President of the ABF.

"The ABF was set up to assist those in the industry that are in real need of the vital 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 in order to assist those in need. We really appreciate your support," she adds.

For more information about the ABF, contact Sharlene Vallance at az.oc.fba@enelrahs.

About the ABF

The ABF, a 41-year-old charitable fund, provides vital crisis support to individuals in the advertising, marketing and media industries who have fallen on hard times. In providing a support structure, the ABF helps those who cannot support themselves due to retrenchments, redundancies, injuries or illness. For more information, contact Sharlene Vallance at az.oc.fba@enelrahs.
1 Nov 2010 12:15