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Weʼre raising £50,000 to raise a Statue for Sylvia for Sylvia Pankhurst

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Sylvia Pankhurst is too often the “forgotten” Pankhurst. In this centenary year of the first limited votes for women we are campaigning to change this.

You may know about Sylvia the suffragette but perhaps be unaware that she doesn’t feature on the existing memorial to the suffragettes. Sylvia wrote the definitive history of the suffragette movement and her name is primarily associated with the fight for votes for women. What is less well known is her active involvement in socialist causes both domestic and international, causes still so relevant today.

This is why Sylvia merits a statue. It will represent her commitment to peace and her fight against racism, fascism and imperialism; her work with trade unions, fighting with the impoverished working class in the East End of London and her campaigning for votes for women, equal pay and childcare.

We are delighted to have the support of Islington Council and the Corporation of the City of London to raise the statue on Clerkenwell Green, London, however the majority of the funds we have raised have been from donations from individuals and trade union branches. This really will be a people’s statue.

We have already paid, from sponsors’ donations, the costs of the artist at the foundry making the full size clay model, and the costs of preparation of the mould.

We now need a further £50,000. This will cover the costs of casting the statue in bronze and preparing the plinth.Then of course we need to work with the foundry on delivery and with Islington Council on raising the statue and to organise the massive public launch we want in order to ensure that Sylvia’s life and work is properly acknowledged and celebrated. More tediously, but very importantly, we must also arrange for continuous insurance and maintenance.

So we are now seeking your help to raise £50,000 – please donate, tell friends and family, and raise in your trade union branch, your community or political organisation, or indeed in any other place!

With your help we will ensure that Sylvia, a woman who in so many ways was ahead of her time, is recognised and her messages of peace and equality for all informs future generations.

Thank you from The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee

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Cheques should be made payable to “SERTUC (Sylvia Pankhurst)” and sent to

Megan Dobney, SERTUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Contact us on 01479 851 306 or 07849549849 or via

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  • Philippa clark1 year ago
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    Philippa clark

    1 year ago

    Data protection means Just Giving cannot give us your email address so PLEASE forward this to us, The Sylvia Pankhurst memorial Committe at We do not want to miss anyone! Thank you

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  • Philippa clark2 years ago
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    Philippa clark

    2 years ago

    It's been too long since we updated you on the progress of A Statue for Sylvia! The statue is now cast. It awaits patinating. We need to raise funds for this process, the York stone upon which the statue will stand, an appropriate plaque, transportation to the site where it will stand, maintenance and insurance. So...a way to go. Every pound received is appreciated and valued. This really will be a people's statue! We hope to have more news re raising the statue in the not too distant future.

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  • Philippa clark3 years ago
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    Philippa clark

    3 years ago

    The eve of a new decade. We hope to have news of a timetable for raising the statue this year. A huge thank you to all our supporters - please send your contact details to so we can send your invite to the public launch. Best wishes for 2020 - SPMC'tee

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    Kate Prince

    May 24, 2022

    Can't wait for the day the statue is unveiled! I'm in full support


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  • Garry Strudwick

    Garry Strudwick

    Feb 19, 2022

    We need to pull down more colonialist statues and raise more revolutionary ones!


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