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Hon. Life President, Laurie Mansfield

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the official website of both the Royal Variety Performance and of the EABF and to the work of this thriving charity.

Each year I look back with tremendous pride at the work and achievements of our many staff and supporters and realise what an honour and a privilege it is for me to be head of such a wonderful group of people, working tirelessly for the needs of others.

At Brinsworth House, our 64 staff work round the clock ensuring our residents are both happy and comfortable and our Trustees and Executive Committee work exhaustively, unpaid, aiding both the smooth and efficient running of the Charity and in exploring new ways of raising much needed additional funds. They are all truly inspirational people.

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For many years, the EABF has enjoyed Royal Patronage & I would like to extend our most grateful thanks to Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, for their most wonderful and continued support for each year's Royal Variety Performance; a date in our annual calendar that raises such critical funds and publicity for this great Charity.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our official Online Home, and find the information within both informative and inspiring.

Laurie Mansfield is Chairman of International Artistes and has helped guide the careers of such artistes as Rolf Harris, Cannon and Ball, Cleo Laine, Johnny Dankworth, Peters and Lee, Jim Davidson, Sacha Distel, Ronnie Corbett, Hale and Pace, Richard Digance, Brian Conley and Max Boyce. In the 1980's, he was responsible for the company's move into production of London's West End shows including the musical Buddy (The Buddy Holly Story), which was staged for fifteen years, and Jolson (Olivier Award Best Musical, 1997), Defending the Caveman (Olivier Award Best Entertainment, 1999) and the Jerry Lee Lewis story, Great Balls of Fire. Laurie is also Vice-Chairman of the British Forces Foundation (Patron: His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, President: Lady Thatcher), which works in conjunction with Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) in helping finance artistes and support crew who travel overseas to entertain our troops.

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