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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Annie Kenney Memorial Project

Oldham, UK
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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.

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 McMahon3 months ago
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    3 months ago

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

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    3 months ago

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

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    3 months ago

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

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 8:48 PM

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  • Susan Wildman

    Susan Wildman

    Aug 15, 2018

    Another donation, from the women of Moor End WI who enjoyed learning about Annie

    £45.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 29, 2018

    Women today don't know just how much others sacrificed for we women to win the freedoms we currently enjoy. If this statue will help teach people how hard-won those freedoms were, then good on you!

    £20.00

  • Miriam Robinson

    Miriam Robinson

    Jun 20, 2018

    Great talk today about Annie Kenney at Gallery Oldham

    £100.00

  • Wendy Stephen

    Wendy Stephen

    Jun 10, 2018

    It is so important we honour and remember these determined, undeterred Suffragist / Suffragette women. They were campaigning tirelessly for their and future women’s democratic rights!

    £20.00

  • Gillian McCarthy

    Gillian McCarthy

    Jun 9, 2018

    For my Grandmother and Mother. Proud to be born in Springhead like Annie Kenney.

    £20.00

  • Christine Crossan

    Christine Crossan

    Jun 8, 2018

    £30.00

  • Helen Lord

    Helen Lord

    Jun 5, 2018

    £30.00

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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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