ABDO benevolent fund

Benevolent fund

The ABDO Benevolent Fund provides support to its members, past and present
(or their dependants) who are struggling generally due to an unforeseen
change of circumstances such as redundancy, bereavement, illness,
relationship breakdown etc.

Who is eligible:

Members, past and present, of the Association of British Dispensing
Opticians. The Fund may also help dependents of members.

We cannot award grants for:
Private healthcare
Private education
Legal fees

How to apply:

Contact Jane Burnand on 020 7298 5102,

or email jburnand@abdolondon.org.uk,

or write to her at ABDO, 199, Gloucester
Terrace, London, W2 6LD.



All enquiries will be handled in strictest confidence. Any ABDO member can make a charitable donation to the fund.

Special General Meeting of the ABDO Benevolent Fund (registered charity no: 299447)

There will be a Special General Meeting of the Fund to consider resolutions to change the Trust Deed and Rules of the Fund.

All full and retired full members of ABDO are entitled to attend and vote.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at the ABDO National Resource Centre, 4th Floor Aqueous 2, Aston Cross Business Village, Chester St, Birmingham B6 5RQ commencing at 2.00pm.


  1. The President of the Association will open the meeting
  2. To consider and if agreed, approve the Resolution in relation to the Trust Deed
  3. To consider and if agreed, approve the Rules of the Fund

The existing Deed and Rules, along with the above Resolutions can be viewed below.

This meeting is being held in conjunction with the annual Consultation Day with Members, to which all members are cordially invited to attend.

To confirm your attendance, please email Jane Burnand at jburnand@abdolondon.org.uk