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Weʼre raising £70,000 to help fund a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst in Clerkenwell Green

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Memorials for notable female figures are few and far between. We want to do something to redress that by Crowdfunding for £70,000 to have a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst erected in Clerkenwell Green. We believe this will help correct the historical record as well as increase awareness of her tireless activism for causes including women’s suffrage, equal rights and peace.

Why Sylvia when there is already a monument to Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in Westminster? Sylvia's pioneering contributions to gender and class politics, her fight against imperialism, racism and fascism as well as her efforts as a peacemaker deserve recognition. A prominent memorial would go a long way toward increasing awareness of the unsung impact she had on the world we live in today. She deserves her place in history that has been denied for too long.

The site in Clerkenwell Green has been approved, and as it sits on the border of the City and the east of London it pays appropriate homage to the work she did to rally the working classes in the east end of London in an equality movement that was previously dominated by the middle class.

The City of London Corporation has provided a grant of £10,000 to get the project underway, but we need to raise a further £70,000 to see the statue come to life. Please help and donate to the cause, every donation no matter how small will help us get closer to our Crowdfunding target.


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  • Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    17 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Our Patron, Helen Pankhurst urges everyone to vote. Honour the memory of her grandmother and donate to raise A Statue for Sylvia. Sincere thanks to ALL our donors for their generosity. Spread the word! Philippa

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  • Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    22 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Encouraging to read the comments of donors. Thank you. Impassioned plea by Helen Pankhurst to vote -'so many women suffered so much in order that women can make their voices heard. Philippa

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  • Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    24 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Great effort by everyone - every single pound is valued. It demonstrates a commitment to ensuring that a woman whose life was dedicated to fighting for Justice and Equality is acknowledged. Also to inspire future generations to champion fairness for all.This is needed now more than ever. Thank you - spread the word!

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  • Anna-Maria Saeb-Parsy

    Anna-Maria Saeb-Parsy

    Jun 12, 2017

    Our good friend Chris Reid shared this with me and and I am really pleased to donate something towards recognising what this woman did for social equality.

    £30.00

  • jestyn thirkell-white

    jestyn thirkell-white

    Jun 2, 2017

    £30.00

  • Kat lorran

    Kat lorran

    Jun 2, 2017

    Fantastic campaign - let's get more statues of inspirational Women in London. #nomorejohns

    £20.00

  • Fay Miller

    Fay Miller

    Jun 2, 2017

    I studied the suffragette movement as part of my degree and I will always be in awe of the Pankhursts and the impact they had on securing women the vote and on other issues relating to women.

  • Leigh Thomas

    Leigh Thomas

    Jun 2, 2017

    For our daughters.

  • Penny Foskett

    Penny Foskett

    Jun 1, 2017

    The Pankhurst to celebrate - a socialist and feminist, who strongly opposed the First World War. A reminder of the huge fight for All women to be able to vote, alongside All men.

    £10.00

  • Sarah Bolton

    Sarah Bolton

    Jun 1, 2017

    A very worthy cause and a reminder to all women to use their hard fought vote.

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