Weʼre raising £7,000 to help build a statue of Victoria Wood in her home town of Bury, Lancashire
- Bury, United Kingdom
- Creative arts and culture
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- 11 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 Wood2 months 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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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.
Feb 21, 2017
She was a great talent
Feb 2, 2017
She gave such joy to us all.
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