A replica made by fans of Lady Penelope Thunderbirds has been auctioned on eBay to raise money for Alzheimer society.
model, which is made of resin and stands at 19 inches tall, was donated by a fan for Jamie Anderson, the son of the original creator Gerry Anderson. The replica has a mechanical mouth moving, the same teeth as the original puppet appeared on television screens in the UK in 1965 and optical eyes. He also wears a blue satin dress with matching blue shoes a white feather boa and even Dons real human hair
Jamie Anderson said .. “In 2011, my father was diagnosed with mixed dementia We had known there was something to do for a long time, but to get the real diagnosis changed her life and that of my mother. unfortunately father died-related dementia on Boxing Day 2012. Before dying complications he fulfilled his ambition to give dementia awareness and funds for Alzheimer Society that do a great job supporting people living with the disease and their families. ”
online auction opened on 7 August and is expected to thousands of pounds could potentially be generated for charity.
Sabrina Sallis, regional manager for fundraising Alzheimer’s Society, added that at its highest point, the television program is broadcast in 66 countries, so it will be a real pleasure to find out where Penelope ends. Fans around the world can place their bids, with all proceedings going to charity. The money will be going towards supporting people to live well with the condition and to fund further research.
The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that about one in three people over 65 will develop dementia in the UK.
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