Statue for Benny Lynch

£6,799 of £70,000 goal

Raised by 308 people in 48 months
Benny Lynch came from the Gorbals....his early years were tough but he came from a community who saw his talent and helped him nurture it...he fought his way from the streets to the ring and in turn conquered the world...he became WORLD CHAMPION in 1935 and brought the title back to Scotland to enormous crowds of over 100,000  people waiting at Central Station....he was known all over the world and some say he was the best fighter they ever saw in the ring..
Sadly BENNY died in his early 30s and though he is still remembered with pride and great affection, he has never had a lasting memorial to honour him.
We are trying to raise money for a statue which will be placed in Glasgow in Bennys memory...any help would be gratefully received as we have a lot of money to raise , but we know we can do it for 'The Little King' of The Gorbals...LETS DO THIS FOR BENNY! 

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Thanks very much to everyone who has donated, we will get Benny his statue through People Power!
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Thanks everyone for all the kind donations, every PENNY FOR BENNY counts!
We can say, when Bennys statue is standing proud that we helped put it there! People power is gona get us there , we can do this!
Jim, Susanne and some of Team Benny!
Team Benny in the barras!
Team Benny at the 'Benny' premiere
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Thanks everyone for every single donation it's much appreciated...we have had a very eventful few months and the support were getting is unbelievable...we can do this! When BENNY gets his statue you will know you helped to put it there!
Sammy Wilsons son at Gorbals library
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Thank you to all the fans of our Patron, Robert Carlyle for all your support today on his birthday.
We will let Robert know how generous and supportive you all are for our campaign. With all your help, we will get our statue of the Little King of the Gorbals.
Thank You
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Bryan Turnbull
25 months ago
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A big team Benny thanks to you all our campaign is moving in the right direction and with your continued support this is achievable keep spreading the word

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Christina Milarvie Quarrell
26 months ago
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Thanks for generous donation from Eugene O'Kane in Derry.Benny on his travels again! Enjoy the Tshirt and Tote Bag all the best Christina

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Sarah Pesto
47 months ago
3
3

This is a wonderful campaign for a wonderful inspirational human being. Please share this campaign with everybody you know so Benny can get that well deserved statue that is long overdue.

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Hassan Barooli
23 months ago
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Hi All I was Glasgow on Saturday 9/9/2011 could you please send to me All photos so I will share all my friends. Kind regards Mr Hassan Hussein Mohamud.

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Cathie McEwing
25 months ago
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Read Benny' book a million years ago. Happy to support such a worthwhile cause .

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Lynne Lees
23 months ago
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Thanks so much to everyone who has donated....every "penny for Benny" counts and we can't do this without you!

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Lynne Lees
23 months ago

Thanks very much everyone for the donations, every penny counts for Benny, you are helping pay for his statue, he truly is the Peoples Champion! ❤️

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£6,799 of £70,000 goal

Raised by 308 people in 48 months
Created August 23, 2015
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£55
Danny Gill
3 days ago
£20
Danny Gill
1 month ago
FD
£36
Frances Duke
2 months ago
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£36 was given to me by a bunch of guys and Margaret Anne for Bennys Statue . To those who donated at Greenocks Beacon ...I thank you .

SB
£40
Steph Bradley
3 months ago
1
1

T-shirts

£20
Danny Gill
3 months ago
1
1
DG
£20
Danny Gill
5 months ago
1
1
£20
Danny Gill
7 months ago
2
2
HC
£20
Helen Congalton
9 months ago
2
2
£20
Danny Gill
9 months ago
2
2
£20
Dave Walker
10 months ago
2
2

I can't wait to see the statue erected, a great man and son of Glasgow!

Bryan Turnbull
25 months ago
4
4

A big team Benny thanks to you all our campaign is moving in the right direction and with your continued support this is achievable keep spreading the word

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Christina Milarvie Quarrell
26 months ago
3
3

Thanks for generous donation from Eugene O'Kane in Derry.Benny on his travels again! Enjoy the Tshirt and Tote Bag all the best Christina

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Sarah Pesto
47 months ago
3
3

This is a wonderful campaign for a wonderful inspirational human being. Please share this campaign with everybody you know so Benny can get that well deserved statue that is long overdue.

+ Read More
Hassan Barooli
23 months ago
2
2

Hi All I was Glasgow on Saturday 9/9/2011 could you please send to me All photos so I will share all my friends. Kind regards Mr Hassan Hussein Mohamud.

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Cathie McEwing
25 months ago
2
2

Read Benny' book a million years ago. Happy to support such a worthwhile cause .

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Lynne Lees
23 months ago
1
1

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated....every "penny for Benny" counts and we can't do this without you!

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Lynne Lees
23 months ago

Thanks very much everyone for the donations, every penny counts for Benny, you are helping pay for his statue, he truly is the Peoples Champion! ❤️

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