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£335raised of £5,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £335 to create a John Magee Memorial

    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 26th December 2016

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    John Magee has inspired a generation of pilots throughout the world. He died tragically in a mid air collision in a Spitfire in 1941 and left us all with his inspirational poem High Flight which is known by heart by aviators worldwide. The poem was recited by President Reagan following the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, and has been used more privately at countless funerals and memorial services for military personnel.

    John Magee lived and died in Lincolnshire and we are raising money to build a unique lasting memorial to his life and poetry. The ambition is to commission an international sculptor to create a large scale permanent memorial in Lincolnshire in the village where John lived. When completed the memorial will be open 24/7 free of charge and will enable members of the public and members of the RAF, RCAF, and US Air Force to visit.

    This first phase of fundraising is to commission the sculptor Antony Dufort to produce a small scale model of the final work. Once this first stage is completed we will be launching a major appeal to fund the production and siting of the statue.

    Please donate as much as you can to help get this project underway.

    Also, please share our appeal to all your friends worldwide as John Magee is highly revered around the world particularly by Military personnel.

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    • Roger Cole

      Roger Cole

      3 months ago

      Roger Cole

      Thanks to all those who have made a contribution to help get things started. £335.00 from 10 supporters which is great!!!. Please pass the message to anyone you think might help all donations however small will get us nearer to the £5000.00 target Do remember that there are books of poetry written by John, postcards and posters of his HF poem and Spitfire and soon there will be a CD All will make fantastic presents for Christmas.email me at . rogeracole@btinternet.com.if you want more details Thanks again for all your help to date Regards R

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    • Nicole Russell

      Nicole Russell

      Dec 13, 2016

      Roger - I thoroughly enjoyed your book 'High Flight' - John Magee's poetry was very special. Very pleased to support your campaign and publicise on social media too.

      £50.00

    • Di Hollingsworth

      Di Hollingsworth

      Dec 13, 2016

      £5.00

    • Neil Crosswell

      Neil Crosswell

      Dec 12, 2016

      worthy cause hope you succeed in reaching the target

    About the fundraiser
    Roger Cole

    Roger Cole

    Lincolnshire, UK

    Roger Cole has written the definitive book on John Magee's life called High Flight and is the Chairman of the Wellingore Parish Council where the John Magee Memorial Statue will be situated.

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