Benny and Björn to sign ABBA flag for charity raffle


Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have agreed to sign a specially designed flag, which will be raffled later this year to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research.

The ‘Flying the Flag’ charity was born in 2013 when Karen and Dale Roberts embarked on a challenge to secure the signatures of all UK winners of the Eurovision Song Contest on a flag designed by renowned Minipop icons artist Ben Morris.

Now ‘Flying the Flag 2’ aims to build on the previous fundraising success with an even more ambitious project…this time a new Minipop icons flag will be raffled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s Eurovision win.

In addition to the four members of ABBA, the flag’s design features both the presenter of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, Katie Boyle (who has also been asked to sign the flag), and Sven-Olof Walldoff, who provided one of the classic Eurovision moments when he took to the podium to conduct the Swedish entry dressed as Napoleon.

The number 40 is also prominent, with the sea and iconic landmark of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion appearing within the digits, while the colours of the Swedish flag provide the background to the main image.

Follow this link to enter the raffle and be in with a chance to win the signed flag and find out more about the raffle below.

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  • Surely Agnetha & Frida can sign the flag as well???

  • Just a fun tidbit: the grey piece of whatever Katie Boyle is holding in her left hand might possibly be the booklet she had in her hands onstage in Brighton. This booklet was her own handmade one with presentations of artists and other tidbits and important info. It was covered in green soft fabric and had a cut out motif glued to the front: the 1974 Icon for Eurovision, the bird (a dove). Katie gave this as a gift to a friend of mine some 20 years ago; I’ve held it in my hands and read it. Fun.
    Mrs Boyle revealed she unfortunatly had given away the evening dress she wore April 6th. But the boa…?

  • Hi Marnix – we are hoping the girls might also sign but Benny and Bjorn are definitely on board. The flag is being sent to Stockholm this week 🙂

    John that’s a great tidbit! 🙂

    Thanks – Jill.

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