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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

We are crowdfunding on: The campaign website is

Find us on and follow us on Twitter @sylviastatue

You can also donate on line at

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 clark10 days ago
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    Philippa clark

    10 days ago

    Thank you to our latest donor. How inspiring to have such a great grandmother!

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  • Philippa clark1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    See the lovely artwork on this page to encourage you to raise funds for the statue by pedalling for Pankhurst! For all non pedallers this is an opportunity to sponsor a cyclist linked to our annual lecture at Wortley Hall on 11th August "Cylcling to Suffrage" @DrSheilaHanlon. Registration pack @mdobney and @pedal4progress.

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    1 month ago

    Visit our Facebook page and see more about getting fit for Sylvia!

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Page last updated on: 8/11/2018 12:01 PM



  • Carolyn Starr

    Carolyn Starr

    Aug 11, 2018


  • Eve and Paul Dunn

    Eve and Paul Dunn

    Aug 9, 2018

    Well done - this is long overdue.


  • Marisa


    Aug 6, 2018

    Delighted to see the progress on this! Pleased to donate.


  • Anonymous


    Aug 2, 2018

    Great idea x As a great granddaughter of a suffragette, I'm in full support.

  • Janet


    Jul 12, 2018

    A great initiative - we need more progressive working class women remembered


  • David  Bales

    David Bales

    Jul 12, 2018

    Looking forward to the day


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