Sir David Amess tribute to be added to Dame Vera Lynn statue

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she dame’s daughter Vera Lynn has said she will include a tribute to Sir David Ames at her mother’s memorial, which the Tory MP campaigned for.

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Sir David’s family friend Virginia Lewis-Jones said she would add a tribute to her mother after it was built.

Southend West MP supported the Dame Vera Lynn Memorial Appeal and helped launch a working campaign to install a statue in honor of the beloved of the forces after her death.


The statue is expected to cost around £1.5 million, which has yet to be raised, but there are renewed efforts to publicize the campaign and now honor Sir David.

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The statue will be designed and built by Sculptor Paul Day and will be located on the White Rocks of Dover The subject of one of Dame Vera’s most famous songs.

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talking to bbc breakfast Ms Lewis-Jones said: “I think that either way, David should also be remembered in the memorial for what he has done so far and will hopefully continue to do so in spirit.

“We have to continue not only for my mother but also for David, what he started and what we will continue to do because it’s also half his memorial.”

The appeal has raised just under £49,000, but more donations have flooded in since Sir David’s death on Friday, with one man writing “In memory of Sir David RIP” alongside his donation.

Sir David began the appeal in June this year with an event at the Maison Dieu in Dover, and was in regular contact with Ms Lewis-Jones about fundraising progress.


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