The Albert R. Broccoli and Dana Broccoli Foundation is donating $1.4 million to The Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) to mark the centenary of the birth of Albert R. Broccoli.
Barbara Broccoli said 'We are pleased to continue in Cubby and Dana's tradition. Cubby was a former Governor and big supporter of the CTBF and in recent years EON Productions' James Bond premieres of Die Another Day and Casino Royale have raised substantial funds for the charity through The Royal Film Performances.'
In honour of the donation to the UK trade charity for film, cinema and commercial television, a building at the CTBF's industry retirement village Glebelands will be named the Broccoli Cloisters.
CTBF Chief Executive, Peter Hore said 'We are truly grateful to Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and The Broccoli Foundation for this most generous donation. This will go a long way in helping the CTBF continue supporting industry employees and their families who are most in need. I think it is fitting that we permanently honour this legacy of support and donation with the dedication of our building at Glebelands to 'The Broccoli Cloisters'.
An official ceremony will take place at Glebelands on Monday 6 April, 2009. The ceremony will be attended by the donors Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, trustees of the CTBF and senior film industry members. Residents and staff at Glebelands retirement village will also attend.