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£1,460raised of £1,441 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,460 to help the last remaining York Normandy Veterans tour their verbatim play 'Bomb Happy' across Yorkshire within their lifetime

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    Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 1st August 2017

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    Everwitch Theatre needs to raise £5434 to help the last remaining York Normandy Veterans see their verbatim play, ‘Bomb Happy’, tour, as a professional production, during their lifetime- time critically this year.

    The Veterans will attend each of the six Yorkshire tour venues this Autumn to meet audiences in a unique & special post show event- Meet the Veterans.

    The idea for a verbatim play about the real-life experiences of five of Yorkshire’s Normandy Veterans came about through concern by the remaining members, now in their nineties, that their experiences of D-Day and battles to liberate Europe from occupation could well die with them. They were particularly concerned that, as a nation, in years to come we may forget their young comrades who never returned from France, whom they remember on 6th June each year without fail when they re-visit the beaches and battlefields.

    “I haven’t seen anybody dead before and we’re in the water wading to the shore and we’re literally brushing against…. bodies rolling in the surf - people that we know…eighteen, nineteen year olds –they’re people that we know!" (extract from the script)

    Everwitch Theatre have interviewed & recorded the memories of these five exceptional men (sadly one Veteran has since passed away ) to create a play that tells each young soldier’s unique story in their own words, highlighting the lifelong impact of conflict trauma on these incredible men.

    Funds raised will cover:

    Travel to & from 6 Yorkshire venues for the Veterans & actors
    Production costs - actor fees, a specially commissioned soundtrack, technical costs, costume (battledress) & props.
    Marketing & publicity: design & print of 2650 flyers & posters to promote the tour.

    Audience Written Feedback (2016 rehearsed readings of ‘Bomb Happy’)
    “Evocative and involving-superb!” “Thoughtful, meaningful script with a beautiful message" “A brilliant & moving insight.'' " A poignant and moving legacy to real- life war heroes."

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    • Everwitch Theatre2 months ago
      Everwitch Theatre

      Everwitch Theatre

      2 months ago

      We've done it!!! Thank you so much for making this happen for the Veterans,- all your generous donations and kind support over the past weeks has meant a lot to us all and most importantly now mean the tour can go ahead!! Yorkshire here we come! Cookey says ( on behalf of the Veterans) " Hope to see you all at Bomb Happy!" Tour dates below..... THANK YOU FROM US ALL X

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    • Everwitch Theatre2 months ago
      Everwitch Theatre

      Everwitch Theatre

      2 months ago

      Thank you very much to everyone who has donated - we are really really close to reaching our target! Your generosity and support is very much appreciated. Please keep spreading the word! Here is a wonderful photo of Cookey & Smudger taken this year at Memorial Pegasus, D-Day this year.

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    • Everwitch Theatre2 months ago
      Everwitch Theatre

      Everwitch Theatre

      2 months ago

      Thank you so much to everyone who supported our fundraising event this weekend - we raised £360 and so have been able to reduce our target for this page accordingly! Thanks so much to everyone who couldn't make it but who donated here on our JustGiving page. We are nearly there everybody! Here's a photo of our the one and only Cookey, here sharing a joke with honorary Normandy Veteran Daphne Doran (whose words also feature in our play through the character of a Normandy Veteran's wife) & Jenny Rowley who made lovely cakes for our fundraiser!

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    Supporters

    38

    • Denise Willson

      Denise Willson

      Jul 25, 2017

      Honoured to be a supporter of the York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre.

      £100.00

    • Anne Platt

      Anne Platt

      Jul 24, 2017

      Good luck with the production. Honoured to know these amazing gentlemen. Best wishes. Anne x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 24, 2017

      £100.00

    • Jon Lawson

      Jon Lawson

      Jul 16, 2017

      £10.00

    • Louise Larkinson

      Louise Larkinson

      Jul 16, 2017

      Sorry I couldn't be with you yesterday at the fundraiser. Here's a little something for the pot. Good luck! xx

      £10.00

    • Andy Farrell

      Andy Farrell

      Jul 15, 2017

      Good luck Gentleman and thank you for your service :)

      £50.00

    • Lotta Schneidemesser

      Lotta Schneidemesser

      Jul 14, 2017

      The York Normandy Veterans were the special guests at the conference Bringing Conflict Home which I co-organised. Meeting them and hearing from them about their experiences was very moving.

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Everwitch Theatre

    Everwitch Theatre

    Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    Everwitch is a not for profit theatre company. Based in rural North Yorkshire, we are a new writing theatre company working within communities to explore and unearth stories of both local and national significance, bringing intangible heritage to life through verbatim theatre.

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