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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

The campaign website

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

Megan Dobney, 26, Birchanger Road, London SE25 5BB

Contact us on 07849549849 or via

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  • Philippa Clark6 months ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    6 months ago

    Actor Emma Beattie recreates Sylvia speaking in the same building on the same date 100 years later. 25th March 1923 - 25th March 2023. Scripted by writer Alfio Bernabei Emma delivered Sylvia calling out fascism to the Italian community in Little Italy, Clerkenwell. She was one of the first in Britain to do so.

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  • Philippa Clark7 months ago
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    Philippa Clark

    7 months ago

    There seems to be an end in sight re raising the statue! What a mountain we are climbing and have not yet reached the summit. A huge thank you to every donor. You are making this possible. Keep checking for info on our progress. Data protection means we cannot be given your email addresses. We have your names to record in the book of donors but we want to ensure we can contact you when we finally unveil Sylvia's Statue. Please let me have your contact details. And we still need funds - spread the word!

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  • Philippa Clark8 months ago
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    Philippa Clark

    8 months ago

    Things are moving forward in respect of the reconfiguration of Clerkenwell Green so we hope to send you positive news very soon! SPMC'tee

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    Andrew George

    Jun 18, 2023

    Fight for socialism


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    Philippa Vera Clark

    May 30, 2023

    More news soon!


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  • Joy Foster

    Joy Foster

    May 5, 2023

    Good luck! I hope more women are able to give what they can as every little helps.


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