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    Weʼve raised £795 to buy the neglected and historic Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe, final resting place of Victorian anti-slavery campaigner Mary Anne Rawson

    Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Funded on Wednesday, 4th October 2017

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    Honouring A Woman Ahead Of Her Time, Saving A Slice Of Sheffield's History

    Mary Anne Rawson was one of the earliest campaigners for the Universal Abolition of Slavery in an age when women were expected to stay quiet. She devoted her life to fighting for liberty, education and religious freedom. In 1885 she was laid to rest in the tiny graveyard of Zion Congregational Church, Attercliffe, Sheffield, alongside her parents and sisters. And then she was forgotten. Her grave was vandalised, covered with fly-tipping and the graveyard was neglected for 50 years. Locked away for the last two decades, her grave ended up beneath a fence, overgrown and hidden by vegetation and litter.

    Now the graveyard has been advertised for sale. The only way to ensure it is preserved is to buy it. The other burial includethe families of early industrialistswho made Sheffield great - cutlers, foundry-owners, craftsmen and important radical social reformers. We need your help to save a slice of history and honour a woman, ahead of her time, who dedicated her life to improving the lives of others. We are applying for grant-funding, but need your help to cover legal costs that the grant will not cover.

    Please donate today. Every little helps. Please email us at ziongraveyard@gmail.com so that we receive your contact details as we would like to be able to say thank you and keep you informed. Thank you for your help. For further information please visit our website: www.ziongraveyard.btck.co.uk

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    • Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe10 months ago
      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      10 months ago

      Thank you! You have helped us raise £795 through Just Giving Crowdfunding. As some people preferred to donate by cash, cheque or bank transfer, we have actually raised a GRAND TOTAL of £2, 855 towards our target of £5,000. We are grateful for every donation , from the loose change dropped into collecting tins to the £1,000 generously donated by the Sanita Merali Trust. However, we are still short of £2,145 to meet our target and as there is some time remaining so we will soon be launching a second appeal soon for the remaining £2,145.

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    • Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe10 months ago
      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      10 months ago

      Many thanks for our most recent anonymous donations. We would like to thank you personally and keep you in the loop so please email us on ziongraveyard@gmail.com. Thanks also to all who came along on Heritage Open Day and generously donated a total of £207. With cheques we have received through the post and direct bank transfers our total is nearer £2,500 so we are half-way to our goal!. Please help us achieve out total by sharing this appeal with your friends, family and organisations. Every little helps! www. ziongraveyard.btck.co.uk

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    • Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe10 months ago
      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

      10 months ago

      Thanks to all who have come to see for yourselves this very special place. Heritage Open Day brought over a hundred people to visit the graves including descendants who have been tracked down through patient research. Your support is keeping the campaign going. Please share this story with your friends and family and enlist their support. Even just giving a few pounds will help. The graveyard is locked to protect against vandalism, but all are welcome to visit by arrangement. Just contact us through our website or Facebook. Thank you.

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    32

    • Nicola Dempsey

      Nicola Dempsey

      Sep 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • Margaret Booth

      Margaret Booth

      Sep 14, 2017

      Good luck with this unusual and important project

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 31, 2017

    • Sylvia Jones

      Sylvia Jones

      Aug 30, 2017

      I hope this little donation helps and I will endeavour to donate again in the near future. Thank you for all that you and the team are doing.I have very happy childhood memories of Zion Cemetery.

      £10.00

    • Sarah Hardy

      Sarah Hardy

      Aug 26, 2017

      Hope this helps in some small way x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 24, 2017

      £10.00

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    Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

    Zion Graveyard, Attercliffe

    Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

    We are a constituted community group based in Sheffield, UK, formed in July 2017. We are in the process of becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). We aim to protect Zion Graveyard as a sanctuary wildlife garden for the interest, education and enjoyment of all.

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