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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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You can also donate online Here

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 clark2 months ago
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    Philippa clark

    2 months ago

    The 2019 Annual Sylvia Pankhurst Lecture was very well received. Jennifer McCarey painted a vivid picture of the events of Red Clyde 1919. She spoke about how the events informed their strategy which led to the successful strike for Equal Pay for women working for Glasgow Council. A precise of the Lecture will be available on

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  • Philippa clark4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    Date for you diary, Saturday 10th August, Wortley Hall, Sheffield, 7pm. Annual Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture, RED CLYDESIDE - Jennifer McCarey. Jennifer is chair of Glasgow trades Council and a full time officer with UNISON

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  • Philippa clark8 months ago
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    8 months ago

    International Women's Day is coming soon! Give a gift to someone who has inspired, supported you. Donate on their behalf to A Statue for Sylvia. Their name will be recorded in the book of Supporters. Donate here and give their name - what better way to acknowledge those who have made a difference in your life.

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  • Anonymous


    Sep 18, 2019

    Good to see Sylvia getting the recognition she deserves. A brave woman.


  • Tomás O'Dubhthaigh

    Tomás O'Dubhthaigh

    May 25, 2019


  • Janet Newsham

    Janet Newsham

    May 5, 2019

    Great initiative great cause!


  • Graham Osborne

    Graham Osborne

    Apr 6, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Mar 10, 2019

    I fully support the campaign to raise money for a statue to this remarkable brave woman, Sylvia Pankhurst.


  • Anonymous


    Mar 10, 2019


    Mar 9, 2019

    Statues are a powerful way of keeping a cause in the public consciousness. Really, it's irrelevant who the statue represents; what's important is the cause or principle they believed in or fought for.


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