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£1,412raised of £7,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,412 to help build a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury, Lancashire

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    Bury, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 4th April 2017

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    Thanks to the 790 supporters (Including Dame Judi Dench who donated £1,000) who gave a total of £23,008 for a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury. Now we need another £7,000 to reach our target of £30,000. Chosen in an on-line poll run by Bury Council, the image for the statue will be based on Victoria's character "Bren" from her tv sitcom dinnerladies. Bury Council can't pay for the statue but is providing the site in the town centre and will do ongoing maintenance. We hope to have the unveiling in May/June 2017. Victoria was loved by millions not only for her unique comedy and her brilliant writing and acting, but also for her modesty and generosity. She deserves a permanent memorial where her many fans can visit and pay tribute (and also have their selfies taken!) You can give in confidence that Victoria's statue will go ahead - I will make sure that all costs are met - Chris Foote Wood (Victoria's brother)

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    • Chris Foote Wood8 months ago
      Chris Foote Wood

      Chris Foote Wood

      8 months ago

      Only another £6,000 to go! Thank you, everybody. This is me at the agreed site for Victoria's statue (thank you, Bury Council). You can help by posting this video from That's Manchester on your social media https://www.facebook.com/gill.hutchinson.520/posts/1818569098402414

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    • David Armsbey

      David Armsbey

      Apr 4, 2017

      Victoria gave pleasure to millions. The statue will be a fitting tribute in her home town.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2017

      Can't wait to see the statue. dinnerladies easily one of the best sitcoms ever, and Bren such a warm and moving character. Loved VW since the That's Life days . She always made her audience happier.

    • Louise Daveron

      Louise Daveron

      Feb 21, 2017

      She was a great talent

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 2, 2017

      She gave such joy to us all.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 1, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 31, 2017

      She is missed

    • Shona Gilbert

      Shona Gilbert

      Jan 21, 2017

      I'm so thankful for all the laughs xxx

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    Chris Foote Wood

    Bury, United Kingdom

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