Lost Chord's tribute to patron Dame Vera Lynn

LOST Chord has paid tribute to legendary force’s sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn after her death at 103.

Dame Vera (pictured) was a patron of the Maltby-based dementia charity, which delivers interactive musical experiences in care homes and day centres.

Chief executive Helena Muller said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dame Vera, who was our patron for more than ten years

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“She was an enthusiastic supporter of all our work and a keen advocate of the use of music as a means of reaching out to people with dementia.

“Her famous songs from the war years were always a popular part of many of our musicians’ performances, melodies that never failed to stimulate a positive response from our audiences.”

Helena said it had been a privilege to have had such an enthusiastic advocate of Lost Chord’s work for so many years.

She added: “Songs like We’ll Meet Again will, of course, live on for generations to come. In spite of the progress we all make as a nation, the lyrics of all her songs are as pertinent today as when she first sang them all those years ago and therefore they will continue to form part of our regular programme.”

In a statement, Dame Vera’s family confirmed she died this morning (Thursday) surrounded by close relatives.

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