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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 clark5 months ago
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    Philippa clark

    5 months ago

    The eve of a new decade. We hope to have news of a timetable for raising the statue this year. A huge thank you to all our supporters - please send your contact details to so we can send your invite to the public launch. Best wishes for 2020 - SPMC'tee

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  • Philippa clark6 months ago
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    Philippa clark

    6 months ago

    Festive greetings and best wishes for 2020. Just posted our latest newsletter on Thank you for your support. Sylvia PankhurstMemorial Committee

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  • Philippa clark6 months ago
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    Philippa clark

    6 months ago

    Hello to all our supporters and donors. You will soon receive a newsletter updating you on the progress of the statue. We want to make sure that the names of all donors are recorded in a special book. Also that you are invited to the public launch as soon as we have a date for this. Please send your name and email address to me - . Best wishes from The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee

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  • Anonymous


    May 19, 2020

    By far the greatest Pankhurst of the all. A mighty socialist and internationalist.


  • Lyndsey Marchant

    Lyndsey Marchant

    May 19, 2020

  • Fraser Green

    Fraser Green

    May 6, 2020

    Fascinating to hear about the statue. I hope it is up very soon.




    May 5, 2020

    To commemorate Sylvia's birth this day in 1882.


  • Penni Blythe

    Penni Blythe

    Mar 12, 2020

    A wonderful, wonderful cause. Brilliant to meet Philippa Clark at Berwick TUC IWD weekend 2020.Emily Inspires! (me!) delighted to contribute


  • emma james

    emma james

    Mar 4, 2020


  • Katie Bradford

    Katie Bradford

    Feb 3, 2020

    I would enjoy seeing Sylvia bustling towards the Marx Memorial Library!


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