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Sheffield City Council is trying to raise £150,000 for a statue to the Women of Steel.

The Women of Steel project will produce a permanent memorial in recognition of the women of Sheffield who served their city and country by working in the steel industry and factories during World War I and World War II.

 Sheffield has long been recognised for its iconic steel industry and its vital role in the war effort during the both world wars.

Here in Sheffield we want to celebrate a special group of women whose exceptional work ethic, stamina and bravery in the steel factories went virtually unrecognised for years.

Now in their late 80s, 90s and even 100s, we want Sheffield’s Women of Steel to be remembered and recognised for their efforts for years to come. With your help we want to raise enough money to build a poignant memorial in the heart of Sheffield city centre, celebrating the Women of Steel.

We want to raise the profile of these iconic women, and celebrate their remarkable effort with fundraising events across the city to make the Women of Steel statue a reality.

Internationally acclaimed artist Martin Jennings has been commissioned to make the statue, which will be placed in Sheffield City Centre. You can see what the statue will look like and find out more details about the project at www.sheffield.gov.uk/womenofsteel

The Council has committed £28K so far to the project.

 South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF) will be raising the money locally on behalf of Women of Steel. 

Raising money for

South Yorkshire Community Foundation

South Yorkshire Community Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1140947

The South Yorkshire Community Foundation helps improve the lives of local people living in disadvantaged communities. SYCF is a registered charity established in 1986 and created for and by the people of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. We connect people who care to causes that matter...

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My mum Mabel Devenport (nee Kemp) was one of these amazing ladies, who did their country a great service while their men were at war. Mum is now 91 and remembers that time vividly. Thank you Mum. X

Donation by Jean Boynton on 31/12/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A Great Cause and a Great Night at the Cathedral. True community spirit!

Donation by WoS Folk Show Supporters on 08/12/14

£60.00

+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/12/14

£2.00

+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Delighted to donate to Women Of Steel. Sheffield has much to be proud of including its distinguished past. We made this our home 40 odd years ago and love the city.

Donation by ROB POOLE on 28/11/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

My Mum , Betty Tilley( nee Wild )was a Woman of Steel working in Laycocks during the war. Sadly she died in March but I have a picture of her at her machine to remind me of her and all the others.

Donation by Lynn Marsden on 28/11/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great Folk Concert thank you.

Donation by Peter Hayes on 27/11/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Rebecca Stothard on 26/11/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/11/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

For all the women of steel including my Aunty Dot XX

Donation by Debbie Hart on 18/11/14

£135.00

+ £33.75 Gift Aid

Donation by David Grey Master Cutler on 17/11/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

I'm so proud of my Sheffield roots. These women deserved a medal - they didn't get one. A statue will be a fitting tribute.

Donation by Jill Ingle on 13/11/14

Let's do this for the Steel City Girls x

Donation by Anonymous on 13/11/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/11/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Matt Grant on 12/11/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 27/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Our staff and students are proud to be able to donate £2193 to this project and to celebrate and give thanks for the outstanding contribution of Sheffield women in a time of hardship.

Donation by University of Sheffield on 21/10/14

£2,193.00

Wonderful to see those inspiring women at the MITR concert. Thanks to all who have led and supported this excellent initiative.

Donation by Steve on 13/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Great to see Music in the Round supporting this important campaign - makes us proud to live in Sheffield

Donation by Anonymous on 11/10/14

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

From the MitR concert

Donation by Jon on 11/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Inspired by Music in Round and the actual women present

Donation by Mark on 10/10/14

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Inspired by the Music in the Round Concert

Donation by Jean on 10/10/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Sylvia Dunkley on 10/10/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thanks to Music in the Round and four wonderful Women of Steel for a memorable evening yesterday

Donation by Anonymous on 10/10/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Nearly there! A wonderful concert last night, thanks to all

Donation by AP on 10/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Great to see four 'women of steel' at Music in the Round concert tonight. A shining example to us all. Shows that women can do anything that men do!

Donation by Barbara M on 10/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£16,754.72
  • Offline donations£133,925.94
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£150,680.66
  • Gift Aid£2,157.38

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