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£3000 for Annie!

Wow! News that the Annie Kenney Fundraiser put on by the Asian Business Leaders has brought in over £3,000 for the project is amazing!  We are now well on the way to our target and with a little push we will see a statue of Annie in our own Parliament Square. Very exciting and hopefully will inspire the next generation to stand up and change the world - or our little piece of it at least! We had great speeches from Rubbi Bhogal-Wood from Wild and Form Digital, and Frank Rothwell from Manchester Cabins and even had the Sean Fielding the Council leader as the auctioneer! Sincere thanks to Muzahid, Kash and Malik as well as background support from Martin and...

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Annie Kenney Fundraiser brings project total to atleast £22,000

Local Councillors Martin Judd and Arooj Shah organised a fundraising dinner at Blue Tiffin restaurant on Friday. "Thank you to the organisers and volunteers of the Annie Kenney Fundraiser last night at the Blue Tiffin Restaurant in Royton. We are well on the way to realising our fundraising target and last night we raised £1,300! The special moment of the evening was Denise Dutton presenting the miniature scale model, called a maquette, to show how work is progressing. The steel frame has been fabricated which will take the clay to form the life and a quarter size clay. This will then allow casts to be taken in September and October for the bronze. There is only so much detail that can...

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Chadderton Women's Institute Hold Annie Kenney Session Day

Many thanks to Chadderton WI for hosting a session today on Annie Kenney with a fantastic presentation from Carol Talbot. Thank you so much for the invitation and for the opportunity to promote the Annie Kenney statue project. We still have lots of Oldham related merchandise and memorabilia for sale as well as the beautiful Stan Chow limited edition prints via www.anniekenney.co.uk - Jim McMahon This session raised £200 for the Annie Kenney Project

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St Thomas Leesfield School Hold Annie Kenney Performance

Today a number of schools across Oldham celebrated the life of Oldham born suffragette Annie Kenney. I popped along to my neighbouring constituency in Oldham East & Saddleworth to visit a special march and performance outside Lees Brook Mill which is home to a plaque remembering Annie.   The young people from St Thomas Leesfield were absolutely brilliant in telling the story of the struggle for equal rights and the power of standing up for what you believe in. The work which must have gone into the performance, banners and costumes (right down to the clogs) was inspiring. Events were also held at Oasis Limeside and Failsworth School and many others. We are well on the way to realising our...

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