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Puzzler Media celebrates Dame Vera Lynn’s centenary in charitable special edition book

Puzzler Media – best known for its market-leading puzzle titles – has paid its own tribute to a fellow British icon, by producing a souvenir special, charting Dame Vera Lynn’s life and work. The 100-page book celebrates Dame Vera’s centenary year, while also raising money for her charity. A donation from each sale of The Forces’ Sweetheart will go to Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, which supports under-fives with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. The new book includes exclusive snapshots detailing Dame Vera’s family life, including shots from her home in Ditchling, East Sussex – just a stone’s throw from the Charity’s new centre in Cuckfield in neighbouring West Sussex. Julie Miller, Publishing Director at Puzzler, said: “Dame Vera is a true British icon and we wanted to celebrate her milestone birthday with a publication that charted her incredible life and work. “We were also keen to support her charity – as she has asked all birthday well-wishers to make a donation rather than send cards or presents – and have dedicated a feature in the book to its important work with children across the South East.” The book charts Dame Vera’s life from pre-war to the current day and includes many beautiful and never before seen pictures of the veteran entertainer, her family and friends. Pilar Cloud, Executive Manager of the Charity, added: “We rely entirely on funds raised from the public to provide our vital services, so are delighted that Puzzler has offered to support us with this wonderful new book. “We are also celebrating our own special milestone in 2017, as we have recently moved to new premises and are expanding our services to help support even more families across the South East. “All donations we receive, whether from the book or other fundraisers, will help us reach more children.” Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity supports families and young children with cerebral palsy through conductive education sessions. In these sessions, children learn through play and supportive physical techniques to unlock their inner strengths. This early intervention is crucial for building confidence and self-esteem. “We are looking forward to getting our own edition of Puzzler’s book, which we will be keeping at our new centre so families can find out more about the life of our incredible founder,” Pilar added. The Forces’ Sweetheart went on sale on March 8 and is available in WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores, selected newsagents and online at www.puzzler.com/products

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