Birthday Fundraising Project 2002
2002 was an exceptional year for the Ken-Friends fundraising activities. These included the design and production of a mug celebrating Kenneth Branagh's return to the stage in Richard III; email auctions held within the Ken-Friends mailing list and a live auction and poster raffle during the Ken Friends Big Day Out in Sheffield in March 2002.

Birthday mug
  A total of US $7,701 was raised and donated as follows:
  • 3138 to the Ulster Association of Youth Drama in Northern Ireland, which will distribute the money this spring to winners of the 2003 Ken-Friends bursaries (scholarships) for theatrical training, to take place in summer 2003
  • 600 to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA): 250 given to RADA went to the building fund in the form of a theatre chair endowment in memory of Denise Todorova, a Bulgarian listmember who died unexpectedly last autumn and 350 given to RADA went to the student hardship fund in the form of a Ken-Friends bursary which was awarded to Justin Adams, a 3rd year student in the acting program. Justin is from Texas
  • 1096 to the UK 'Over the Wall Gang' Camp (OTWGC)- Kenneth Branagh is a patron of this charity.

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