From Flowers to Fundraising…Here’s Our Very Latest News.

 You’ll have seen from our previous post that on Duncan’s 83rd birthday we put flowers down at his statue located in Dudley town centre. We were heartbroken when we realised that these flowers had been stolen not hours later.

However, the community spirit in Dudley being what it is, we weren’t heartbroken for long. The wonderful ladies at Harpers Florist in Dudley contacted us and offered to replace them free of charge. We very gratefully accepted. And what beautiful flowers they were too! If you need a florist, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. You can contact Harpers on 01384 252721

It isn’t just Dunc who has an October birthday. One of our wonderful trustees Catherine Wilday celebrated her (21st?) birthday on the 19th of October. Many happy returns Catherine!

We’ve officially launched our fundraising event ‘Decadence for Duncan’. This takes placeon Friday 29th of November and should kick off the upcoming Christmas festivities just perfectly.

We start at Dyas Cottage opposite the Chequers Pub in Droitwich (WR9 0PJ) for canapés and champagne and then we oh so elegantly swish over to the fabulous Lord Mortons Tearoom where we will be treated to a three course dinner of the very highest standard, in the most beautiful and unique surroundings the area has to offer. To request more information or to buy tickets please go to – https://www.facebook.com/events/ical/upcoming/?uid=581295446&key=ThEj5lLUWBVRUCwg

Our wonderful sponsors Advanced Accountancy have been shortlisted for business of the year! This is such uplifting news. There’s no one that deserves this award more than the director Marina Parry and her hardworking talented team. If you’re looking for a forward thinking, highly experienced and dynamic accountancy firm please visit www.advancedaccountancy.co.uk. We will be joining them at the award ceremony, and it looks like it will bequite a night! Everything crossed!

In March this year our very own Rose was honoured to be asked to join the board of The Black Country Society -as a proud Black Country wench and ambassador for the Black Country, she of course, accepted! On Wednesday October 23rd Rose gave a talk for the members of the society at the historic Station Hotel. 80 people joined her inthe Ballroom – where stars of the past have danced, sang and drank – and she told them the story of ‘Duncan and Me’.  The fabulous audience were greatly appreciative of her documentary, the Foundation and much anticipated forthcoming play. We also had some wonderful unseen memorabilia donated to the Duncan Edwards Foundation and there was a great question and answer session afterwards. Rose always finds it such a pleasure to talk about Duncan and to keep his name and dream alive.

 I know this has been quite a jam-packednewsletter, but we couldn’t sign off without letting you know that we’re hoping to plan a trip next February for friends of the Duncan Edwards Foundation. This would be to attend the memorial at Truderingon the 6th of February. If you would be interested in joining us please like and follow our Facebook page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/duncanedwardsfoundation/

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