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Charlotte Mellor – ‘If you hadn’t done what you did’ 14/09/2015

Inspired by the beautiful voice of Charlotte at a veterans’ signing event, Antony Parkinson, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire pilot and self-confessed song writer, approached Jim Dooley for collaboration.  Jim, using his music industry contacts, wrote two songs which along with two written by Antony, form an E.P sung by Charlotte. The E.P and title track ‘If you hadn’t done what you did’ has been produced by Danny Saxon and Mark James, co-producers of Simply Red, and released on the Finest Hour and Lander Records labels. The EP is available to purchase on Amazon and all profits will go to The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

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Appearances on Sky and ITN are planned to raise the profile of the fund raising campaign. Jim has also worked closely with The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Express and The Daily Mail at an event on the 2nd October at The Lincoln memorial, resulting in articles in all three papers over the following weekend to bring the subject to the public attention.


International Bomber Command Centre

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The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln is supported by Prince William, who has written that: ‘For present and future generations, the Centre will tell the human story of those affected – crew and civilian; British and German; Allies of both sides. It will tell the collective story of Bomber Command and as part of this will recognise, in particular, the sacrifice of those aircrews who served during the Second World War.’

Jim, in his role as co-ordinater of media coverage and fund raising for the IBCC, is working with partners at ITN, Sky, The Telegraph, The Mail and The Express, to ensure the widest possible coverage for this worthy cause and to ensure the fund raising goal to deliver the Education Centre is achieved for future generations.

Jim Dooley Fine Art Photography Ltd is a proud Corporate Partner with The International Bomber Command Centre project.

Jim’s position as ‘Director of Media & Sales Support and Fund Raising’ echoes the role previously played by him during the planning and eventual construction of the stunning Bomber Command Memorial on the corner of Green Park in London.


RAF Bomber Command Memorial – Green Park London


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Over the past five years Jim has worked tirelessly with the Bomber Command Memorial Committee as Chairman of Media Profile & Fund Raising, to raise funds for the Memorial that was unveiled by HM The Queen in Green Park, London, in 2012. Through his contacts in the press and high net worth individuals, including the late Robin Gibb, he helped to raise over £10 million for this project. Jim was also heavily involved with the memorial construction team, working with renowned architect Liam O’Connor and the sculptor Philip Jackson.

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