A Message from Dame Vera Lynn

 


Well here is a date I will never forget. Mar 12th 2015. Because that is the day that I met my idol, DAME VERA LYNN.

After months of planning, myself and Gary went to meet her in her home and spent 3hrs chatting to her and her daughter Virginia. I was like an excited schoolgirl.

We talked about her time entertaining the troops all around the world and especially her time in Burma where she worked and sang in the same harsh conditions that the troops had to live in.

It was a truly magical time and both Virginia and Dame Vera were the perfect hosts and made us so welcome.


We presented her with a book of messages from her many fans in South Yorkshire who remembered her during the war and after.

There were a lot of very touching messages and she was overwhelmed by them.

She has asked us to pass on a message to all the people who wrote the messages. She says


I’d like to thank you all, for those wonderful messages that I’ve received.

It brought back so many memories of my time out there when I was out there entertaining the boys.


It was a part of my life that I will never ever forget and it is well and truly stored in my memories of the war years.


It was a wonderful experience and I was really very touched by the enthusiasm and the reception that I got when I was out there and I do hope that in my small way I took a little bit of home to you.


it’s been an ambition of mine to meet the great Lady I have been portraying for the last 20yrs. Well it’s finally happened and I am full of pride to have finally met her.

She now helps raise funds for a very worthwhile charity, helping to raise money for families of children with Cerebral Palsy. A truly worthwhile cause which receives no money from the government and relies totally on donations. If you would like to find out more you can visit their web site at  www.dvltrust.org.uk

We are hoping to help in some way by performing at special events. We will keep you posted with news on this web site.

If you would like to make a donation you can do so by visiting the web site.


Also her daughter Virginia, is writing a book about Dame Vera’s time in Burma. She has asked us to appeal for anyone who has a photograph of the shows out in Burma and especially, any photographs they had taken with Dame Vera.

Please get in touch via our email address if you have any you wish to submit for the book. Obviously great care will be taken and all photographs will be returned.