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£835raised of £2,000 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £835 to Annie Kenney Memorial Project

    Oldham, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 16th September 2018

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    Story

    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.

    We now have a revised fundraising target of £37,000 and thanks to fundraising in schools, community groups and online we have secured £18,000 and work has begun on designing the statue! SO THANK YOU

    But we need to secure more funds and have set up this sort round to give the fund a boost and get over the £20,000 line!

    Annie Kenney 1879 - 1953.

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    • Jim McMahon7 months ago
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      Jim McMahon

      7 months ago

      We are all inspired by Annie - let's do this Oldham!

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    • Jim McMahon7 months ago
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      Jim McMahon

      7 months ago

      A message from Debbie Abrahams MP in support of the project!

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    • Jim McMahon7 months ago
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      Jim McMahon

      7 months ago

      A message from Angela Rayner MP in support of the project!

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    Page last updated on: 9/14/2018 10:08 AM

    Supporters

    24

    • Duncan Wood

      Duncan Wood

      Sep 14, 2018

      £10.00

    • Ruth Eversley

      Ruth Eversley

      Sep 14, 2018

      About time, too!

      £30.00

    • Arlene Finnigan

      Arlene Finnigan

      Sep 14, 2018

      £20.00

    • Arlene Finnigan

      Arlene Finnigan

      Sep 14, 2018

      £20.00

    • Arlene Finnigan

      Arlene Finnigan

      Sep 14, 2018

      £20.00

    • Susan Wildman

      Susan Wildman

      Sep 13, 2018

      A donation from Eccles Cakes WI, who loved hearing about our amazing Annie Kenney - thank you all

      £30.00

    • David Royle

      David Royle

      Sep 13, 2018

      £10.00

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    Jim McMahon

    Jim McMahon

    Oldham, UK

    MP for Oldham West & Royton and chair of the Annie Kenney Memorial Project

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