Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Foley statue celebrated on MP's Chritsmas Card

A Christmas card depicting the statue of Major Frank Foley CMG, unveiled this year in Mary Steven’s Park, will be finding its way through the letterboxes of hundreds of people across the country, including the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons this festive season.

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Major Frank Foley was a British intelligence officer who took great risks to enable thousands of Jews to escape Nazi Germany. Ten thousand people – but many thousands more of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – owe their lives to this great man.

The statue was designed by Andy de Comyn, and unveiled by HRH The Duke of Cambridge on the 18th September 2018 in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge – near to where Major Foley lived out his retirement.

The card will be sent to hundreds of Dudley residents, charities, businesses and community groups as well as national figures like the Queen, Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Ian Austin MP said:

 “I worked with members of Major Foley’s family, local residents, the Holocaust Educational Trust and Dudley Council to produce this tribute to a great local hero and I wanted to celebrate what we had all achieved.

“Frank Foley is an inspiration to us all, a great British hero and I very much hope the card will teach even more people about his legacy - and come to Stourbridge to see our tribute as well.”

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