Acting for Others, the collective name for the Combined Theatrical Charities, is celebrating over a decade of support, amounting to £1.8 million, for all who work the theatre industry. For over ten years, collections have taken place annually during the last two weeks of October in the majority of UK theatres. Direct appeals from the stage are made by the cast to the audience with all monies raised distributed across the fifteen member charities. Between the charities each year £2 million is dispensed to hundreds in the profession who are in need. A re-launch celebrating the tenth year of Acting For Others collections, hosted by Michael Ball, will take place on Tuesday 24 September 2013.