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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 McMahon9 days ago
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    Jim McMahon

    9 days 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 McMahon23 days ago
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    Jim McMahon

    23 days 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 McMahon24 days ago
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    Jim McMahon

    24 days 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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  • Julie nicholas

    Julie nicholas

    Oct 9, 2017

    £5.00

  • John Andrews

    John Andrews

    Oct 6, 2017

    We need to celebrate those who fought for the rights we enjoy today. If we do not remember them then we will forget our duty to fight to keep these right and campaign for more

    £25.00

  • Jo Rigby

    Jo Rigby

    Sep 30, 2017

    Donating in memory of my beloved Nana, Ethel Butler. Incredible to think she was born without the right to vote. She loved Oldham market. London will have Millicent and Oldham must have Annie.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 29, 2017

    £10.00

  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Sep 26, 2017

    £20.00

  • David Shipp

    David Shipp

    Sep 25, 2017

    Good luck - an excellent initiative. Phillida and David Shipp

    £30.00

  • Lisa Carter

    Lisa Carter

    Sep 23, 2017

    Well done for highlighting the work of this amazing working class woman!

    £20.00

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