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£5,015raised of £70,000 target by 64 supporters

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 Clark2 days ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    2 days ago

    Hi everyone. Apologies for the silence but I have been out of action - back on the case now! We really need to step up the fundraising. Be inspired.....Radio 4's " Home Front" has been mentioning Sylvia and " The Workers Dreadnought" supporting striking women in my home area, the North East of England - stirring stuff. How about donating as a Christmas gift for a friend? We are well on our way but not there yet. Philippa Clark SPMC'tee

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  • Philippa Clark2 months ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    2 months ago

    Big thanks to Sarah. Every £ is appreciated. We are keeping on with our fundraising efforts - statues seem to be in the news at the moment! Anything you can do to get the word out that we are funded by donations. To date we have not had support from the government fund set aside to celebrate 1918 - though we keep trying to contact them for assistance! Fingers crossed!!

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  • Philippa Clark2 months ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    2 months ago

    Great shout out for Sylvia from the fabulous Michael Rosen Sylvia Pankhurst has to rank first In the fight for the vote (I'll get my coat) Thank you Michael

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64

  • Sarah O

    Sarah O

    Oct 23, 2017

    The more statues of women, the better. In good time for centenary of the vote next year.

  • M CHABA

    M CHABA

    Sep 18, 2017

    £20.00

  • Maxine  Peake

    Maxine Peake

    Sep 7, 2017

    Let's give this extraordinary woman a memorial to be proud of.M.

  • A B

    A B

    Sep 6, 2017

    Good luck she should be on the blank plinth in Trafalgar Square.

    £30.00

  • David Browning

    David Browning

    Sep 5, 2017

    The sheer physical courage and persistence of Sylvia Pankhurst remains an example to us all - as we continue to strive for fairness, equality and recognition in all that we do together.

    £10.00

  • Rebecca Knight

    Rebecca Knight

    Sep 5, 2017

    £5.00

  • James Elder

    James Elder

    Aug 30, 2017

    A great project. Best of luck reaching the target.

    £10.00

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