Some kind words from people we have helped.

“The Royal Theatrical Fund were among the organisations that helped me enormously at perhaps the bleakest point in my life when I lost my wife Joy, had a flood in the house, the boiler gave up and I was broke too. Not only did you help me financially but you were amazingly kind and supportive”

“I would have to turn off my central heating were it not for your help, so I have to thank you for the wonderful support that you give me”

“This is not a gift I take lightly and I appreciate such generosity - I fully intend to return these funds when I am able. I do hope this letter could be read out at your next committee meeting, and please do send my deep thanks and best wishes to all members”

“Just a quick note to thank you so much for the birthday money... I took my wife and son tenpin bowling as a birthday treat and we had a brilliant day out. I won a kilo of Dairy Milk and Oliver won a “Minion” toy!

“You have no idea how wonderful it was to receive such a gift”

“Once again the directors have reviewed my case kindly and I can’t thank them enough. The monthly grant makes a world of difference to my daily life, enabling me to have the occasional luxury. Will you please give the committee my most grateful thanks”

“I am completely overwhelmed by the generosity of the RTF. The £100 will certainly make my Christmas a lot happier. As for the £200 towards heat and light bills, that is just wonderful. I may even turn up the heating a notch if it turns colder”

“My gratitude to The Royal Theatrical Fund cannot be expressed in words. May it be suffice to say that your benevolence in my plight has touched me greatly, and I laud you for the practical help you given so freely”

“A VERY BIG, THANK YOU. Thank you for all your help and kindness because it’s so much appreciated”

“I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened my email this evening. My case had been considered so quickly and indeed so generously. I cannot begin to express the weight that has been lifted from my shoulders. This will help not only my financial recovery, but also play an enormous part in my physical return to better health. Please pass on my eternal thanks to all those concerned with this award, although ‘Thanks’ is an inadequate word for my gratitude”

“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved and all the work you do to help people in our situation. You have given us a lifeline which we so desperately need and we are truly grateful. We are doing all we can to get back on our feet and establish work again”

“Thank you so much for everything you do and for being there for me and for us all”

“Thank you so much for this – it’s such a relief to know help is there. My wife starts her long bout of IV chemotherapy next week which will go on for six months, and we’ve been told the side effects will worsen as we progress. So between taking take time out of the day job to get her there, no doubt there will be something unexpected that will come up and we will benefit from having this buffer in place”

“I feel so supported by The Royal Theatrical Fund and not just financially. It is good to know you are there at the end of the phone and I really appreciate all your help. As I explained to you when we spoke on the phone, when things get bad I tend to shut-down and hide away, but I do feel so supported by you”

“I just wanted to write and thank you for your wonderful generosity in helping us with our heating system and financial difficulty. We are both incredibly humbled at your kindness and I can’t tell you how much pressure it has taken off us. We are both full time jobbing actors and as you know it’s incredibly tough, cash flow fluctuates on an extreme level. The RTF has really helped us to breathe and sleep a little easier”

“Thank you again for your help with my bills. I have really been on a tight budget this year and your help makes a difference. You really do make my continual existence possible, thank you”

“Thank you so much for my laptop and printer. It’s going to make a huge difference in my life. Once again, thank you, all of you. I’m a very happy lady”

“I am writing to thank you for the recent gift to me. I cannot express my grateful thanks enough for the extra ‘boost’ it will give my bank account. Over the next few months it will at least help solve some of my recent financial problems and definitely help with some of my current worries”