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£1,491raised of £500 target by 82 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,491 to help maintain Mi Amigo WWII War Memorial crash site

    Funded on Saturday, 22nd June 2019

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    Met this lovely man, Tony in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield this morning.(19th November 2018) He's single handedly maintaining the WWII Mi Amigo War Memorial. He's planting up lovely flowers in tubs and generally making the area nice and tidy. He said he'd like it to be the best kept memorial in the country. He was there in the rain fighting a losing battle to clear the site of leaves with a sweeping brush. The memorial is extra special to Tony because as a small boy, he was playing in the park and witnessed this plane crash. For those who don't know the story: The USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress Mi Amigo crashed in the park on February 22nd 1944 killing all 10 airmen. The plane had got into difficulty and needed to crash land. The crew sacrificed themselves to avoid children playing on the open field to crash land in the trees and then bursting into flames and all on board lost their lives. Tony must now be in his 80's and he has Parkinson's. He's already planted some plants in tubs but he's wanting to plant some Christmas/winter holly in tubs at the site (which costs a lot of money). I said I'd put the word out for any help. Beit helping by donating your time to help clear the place of leaves or helping to plant the tubs up or donating money to buy the plants and tubs he wants. Wouldn't it be a lovely gesture if some gardeners or gardening centre could magically make this happen?

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    • David Forrest3 months ago
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      3 months ago

      You can follow Tony Foulds and Mi Amigo's story on Facebook

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    • David Forrest3 months ago
      David Forrest

      David Forrest

      3 months ago

      Tony Foulds would like to thank every one for your kind generous donations. You have made his dream come true of having the best kept memorial in the country. There is now in place a tub of flowers for each of the 10 brave aircrew of Mi Amigo who lost their lives. We Will Remember.

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    • David Forrest5 months ago
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      David Forrest

      5 months ago

      Thanks to Dan Walker from BBC who has managed to get Tony his dream of a fly past to mark the 75th Anniversary of these brave men who scarified themselves. We have reached our target but have kept the page going so that it will keep Tony in flowers and blooms long after the magical madness has died down. Thank you to all you smashing people who have already donated and who have been touched by this hardworking and dedicated man. Tony is truly a remarkable man. Not all heroes wear capes!

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    82

    • Little Urban Fox and Friends

      Little Urban Fox and Friends

      Apr 22, 2019

      Pleased to have held a raffle today on our Little Urban Fox Explores Endcliffe Park book stall. Lovely that Tony dropped by to say hello too and bought the first raffle tickets.

      £21.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 25, 2019

      Selfless his act. A true gentleman.

      £10.00

    • susan scott

      susan scott

      Feb 25, 2019

      A wonderful and uplifting celebration. Well done Tony. Well deserved.

      £10.00

    • Howard

      Howard

      Feb 23, 2019

      Tony, you're selflessness and dedication is an inspiration to us all.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2019

      Blessings on you for your kindness and dedication in honoring these brave American soldiers.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2019

      good luck with the project

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2019

      £30.00

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