Broth­erly trib­ute

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he brother of beloved co­me­dian Vic­to­ria Wood, who died in April, aged 62, hopes TV Times read­ers will sup­port his cam­paign to pay for a statue of the star.

Chris Foote Wood has set up a Just­giv­ing page to raise £20,000 for the me­mo­rial in Bury, Greater Manch­ester, where she grew up.

‘We’ve al­ready raised more than £8,000, but if your read­ers would like to con­trib­ute, that would be won­der­ful,’ Chris,

75, tells TV Times News.

Chris’s in­spi­ra­tion came from Eric More­cambe’s statue in More­cambe, Lan­cashire.

‘I wanted to do some­thing

Tper­ma­nent for Vic­to­ria, some­thing her fans can visit and take self­ies with,’ he says. ‘Eric More­cambe’s statue is per­fect as it shows him in a typ­i­cal pose.’

How Vic­to­ria’s me­mo­rial will de­pict her will be de­cided by an on­line vote.

‘It could be her at the pi­ano, or as “Kim­ber­ley’s friend” wear­ing a coat and beret, or in din­ner­ladies,’ says Chris.

And what does he think his fa­mously pri­vate sis­ter would have made of a statue?

‘She was very mod­est, so I think her in­stinct would have been to say no. Se­cretly, though, I think she would have been pleased, as she was proud of her work,’ he smiles. to make a do­na­tion to the ap­peal, go to www.just giv­ing. com/ crowd­fund­ing/ chris-foote wood

toby is both fiend and foe ap­palled: Bene­dict’s sher­lock in a new pic­ture from series four vic­to­ria wood’s sib­ling plans a per­ma­nent me­mo­rial to the star

Beret good as ‘Kim­ber­ley’s friend’ and as deputy can­teen man­ager Bren in chris (in­set) thinks his sis­ter would have been ‘se­cretly pleased’ by the statue

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