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

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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

The campaign website

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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 07952 771 451 or via

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  • Philippa clark5 days ago
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    Philippa clark

    5 days ago

    BIG thanks to all our recent donors. Your support keeps us determined as ours has not been the easiest of journeys. Possibly because Sylvia was a thorn in the side of the Establishment! Every single penny is valued . We hope that we are now engaging with Labour Party members/supporters - please spread the word. Sylvia's anti fascism and anti racism and her commitment to equality for all is as relevant today as when she fought for these causes - that is why we need this statue for present and future generations.

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  • Philippa clark18 days ago
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    18 days ago

    In August we were delighted to welcome Dr Sheila Hanlon when she presented the 2018 Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture on “Cycling for Suffrage” Sheila has prepared an illustrated blog containing the substance of her lecture – you can read it here…

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  • Philippa clark1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Sylvia Pankhurst became involved with the cause of Ethiopia in response to the actions of fascist Italy invading the country from 1934. She was outraged at a European power colonizing this Independent African Nation. In 1936 she started the New Times and Ethiopia News and provided an outlet for anti-colonialist and African writers. In this #BlackHistoryMonth help us raise awareness - and funds -to promote the significance now and future generations of Sylvia's vocal and active opposition to racism.

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 2:51 PM



  • Bailey Bradley

    Bailey Bradley

    Nov 13, 2018


  • Pamela McEniff

    Pamela McEniff

    Nov 13, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Nov 13, 2018

    Thank you, thank you, thank you


  • Paula McSorley

    Paula McSorley

    Nov 13, 2018


  • Brian W Lovatt

    Brian W Lovatt

    Nov 13, 2018

    Time to right a wrong!


  • Sarah Dickie

    Sarah Dickie

    Nov 13, 2018

    Well done. It's important that people like Sylvia Pankhurst get the recognition they deserve.


  • John Aldridge

    John Aldridge

    Nov 12, 2018


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