Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

Posted by on August 15, 2017 in Featured, News, News and events | 0 comments

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

In 2018 we will be celebrating 100 years of the first women’s right to vote in the UK.

We are commemorating this with a series of creative activities and events (watch this space!) that will celebrate the achievement of the incredible women who won the vote, culminating in a submission to the Heritage Lottery Fund for c £2.6 million to protect and restore the heritage, history and architecture of 60-62 Nelson Street.

As part of the celebration we will be building a show garden at 2018 RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.

Our show garden will be a reflection of the Suffragette movement, using the juxtaposition of flowers and parliamentary symbols to express women’s political history. It will be a celebration of women’s liberty which will put our cause in the spotlight:

To ensure that the powerful story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire those who dare to challenge gender inequality and the violence and social injustice this fosters.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

To secure the funding we need for our celebrations and the Heritage Lottery Fund bid we need to demonstrate we have the support of people who believe that the story of the Suffragettes needs to be told and the legacy of those brave women remembered.

You can help us by donating through our Friends scheme or through a major gift towards our show garden.

If you are a company you can become a sponsor of our show garden. As a sponsor we can work with you to develop a package that meets your needs – whether that be marketing and PR opportunities, client entertainment, policy advice for your company and/or inspirational talks and volunteering opportunities for your employees.

Women’s liberty will be in the spotlight next year and this really is an exciting opportunity to be a part of what will be both a celebration of the Manchester’s social and political history and a chance to challenge the social injustice still faced by many women today.

If you would like to sponsor our garden or help our cause in any way, please get in touch:

Bex Shindler
Fundraising and Development Manager
b.shindler@manchesterwomensaid.org
0161 359 6354