The Dennis Viollet Fund
DENNIS VIOLLET 1933 - 1999
DENNIS VIOLLET 1933 - 1999
Dennis Passed away: 6th March 1999
The following is a poem written by Geoff. geoff and his wife
were with Helen and Dennis on their day out to St Augustine which turned
out to be Dennis' last day of freedom on earth. They were there too during
the traumatic aftermath.
Geoff read the poem at Dennis' memorial gathering at Old Trafford
Though I am sad to leave you
Fortune has dealt me shorter term
For I have shared and treasured
I have tasted the thrill of victory
And if as they say a life is rich
I think of the comrades I have loved
My life has been fulfilled
Oft I have dined at the feast of joy
And so farewell yet do not grieve
As many of you know, one of the original Busby Babes, Dennis Viollet recently under went surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his brain. Since then, he and his wife Helen have been facing huge financial outlays because of the high cost of medical care in the US. We have been trying to come up with ways to help. We know about the Testimonial, but we think more needs to be done. Paul Windridge contacted United directly to ask for a signed football and other merchandise to be donated so that we could auction them off over the Lists to raise money, but was refused. So, we took matters into our own hands.
To this point, we are going to be selling two prints
of original artwork.
Each drawing includes Dennis and has been done by Paul, in order to try and raise this money.
The prints are A3 in size, and have Dennis' signature added electronically to each of them.
The signatures were sent over by Helen and show one of Dennis' early signatures from around 1957 and a recent one.
The prints are professionally printed and you can see them on this page or by going to
The prints are #6 pounds sterling each or #10 pounds
sterling for both or $10/$16 in American dollars.
This price includes shipping.
In light of some of the previous problems that have arisen from similar attempts on list, we are including a cost breakdown, and will also be making frequent updates to both lists about how much has been raised. The breakdowns are as follows:
The drawings will be donated free of charge by Paul
A print run of 300 of each type 60 pounds sterling
Second class postage within the UK, for 1 or both prints 38 pence
Postage to Europe from UK for 1 print 67 pence
Postage to Europe from UK for 2 prints 73 pence
Postal tubes 39 pence each (US Prices differ and will be announced when clarified)
You can order prints in the USA from myself (email@example.com), in the UK or Europe from Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org), or through Barry's Simplenet website.
Currently we can only accept money orders in UK Pounds
sterling (to Paul) or US Dollars (to Me), or same currency cheques
(to reduce transfer fees).
The cheques should be made out to the Dennis Viollet Fund.
You can expect the package to arrive approximately 4-5 weeks after the clearance of funds.
Dennis helped forge our Red tradition, and we believe
we owe it to him to help in this time of need.
Please get in contact with us if you or someone you know would be interested in the prints.
Please make the contact brief, such as - number of prints, which ones (1957 or 1958) and address to which they should be sent, because we are expecting a deluge of enquiries.
Please be assured that as soon as any monies are cleared your prints will be dispatched, but in the meantime we may not have time to answer all mails personally.
To order these prints please click on your location:
Cheers - Sean, Paul, and Barry.
Viollet Dennis 52-62 - A TRUE GOAL KING survivor of the Munich air crash.
March 1999 Message Board: Dennis Viollet Tributes click here
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