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£1,260raised of £7,000 target by 28 supporters

Weʼre raising £7,000 to help build a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury, Lancashire

Location
Bury, United Kingdom
Time left
71 days to go

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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 Wood

    Chris Foote Wood

    9 days ago

    Chris Foote Wood

    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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  • Shona Gilbert

    Shona Gilbert

    Jan 21, 2017

    I'm so thankful for all the laughs xxx

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    Anonymous

    Jan 21, 2017

  • Elizabeth Gould

    Elizabeth Gould

    Jan 21, 2017

    I'm such a big fan of Victoria's work. She's greatly missed. X

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