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£1,785raised of £3,000 target by 30 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to To fund a statue of working class suffragette Annie Kenney

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2018 will be the centenary of the Representation of the Peoples Act. Let's honour Annie Kenney; our working class suffragette!

We need your help and support: Join us in our efforts to install a statue to celebrate the life of working class suffragette Annie Kenney.

Following the regeneration of Oldham's Old Town Hall a new public square has been built which will be home to the statue when completed.

Oldham Council have supported the campaign by providing a plinth at the steps of the Old Town Hall, we now need to fund the statue!

Annie is inspiring for many reasons. Born in 1879 in the town which had developed to become the 'King of Cotton she began working life aged 10 years old. By 13 years old she was working full time on 12 hour shifts. In her time at the mill Annie supported other women to read eventually becoming a trade union activist.

Annie rose through the ranks of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), eventually becoming its deputy in 1912, something which was extremely rare for the working classes.

The struggle for the right for women to vote lead by women like Annie made progress because of their unrelenting spirit and sacrifice.

Though women now have the right to vote inequality is an everyday struggle on pay, terms and conditions and in wider society.

We believe this fight belongs to everyone who believes in fairness and equality and we hope to inspire the next generation to carry on the fight for equality with Annie's inspiring story.

Phase 1 of 3 Fundraising to a total of £40,000.

Phase 1

In this round we are fund raising for work to begin on the design and modelling of the statue. We have secured £8,000 in donations so far and so need to raise £4,000 to issue the order for work to begin.

Phase 2

Once the first phase is completed we then move to fabrication where we will fundraise a further £12,000.

Phase 3

The final phase will release the statue and install it on the plinth of £16,000.

Annie Kenney 1879 - 1953.

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  • Jim McMahon2 months ago
    Jim McMahon

    Jim McMahon

    2 months ago

    Thanks to the efforts of so many we are even closer to realising the first phase 1 target which allows us to place the order! Still some way to go and your donations are essential.

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  • Jim McMahon3 months ago
    Jim McMahon

    Jim McMahon

    3 months ago

    The plinth is ready and waiting! We are not far from being able to place the order to begin work on the clay for the statue so please share this fundraising page with your friends, family and at your workplace or community groups to increase donations. Thanks so much!

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  • Jim McMahon3 months ago
    Jim McMahon

    Jim McMahon

    3 months ago

    We raised a great £400 thanks to the Oldham Sports Awards allowing us to auction a couple of bottles of House of Commons Whiskey!

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  • Jeremy Broadbent

    Jeremy Broadbent

    Dec 15, 2017

    Hi Jim,all the best.Jeremy

  • julie nicholass

    julie nicholass

    Dec 3, 2017

    Votes for women & a statue for Annie Kenney. Good luck!

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 22, 2017

    Looking forward to seeing the designs and maybe voting for the winner. Oldham deserves a great statue.

    £20.00

  • Vera Baird

    Vera Baird

    Nov 5, 2017

    Annie's share of an unexpected recent windfall

    £500.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 2, 2017

    £10.00

  • Rachel Sadler

    Rachel Sadler

    Nov 1, 2017

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 29, 2017

    I hope this statue will be an inspiration to all.

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