Lady Astor 100 Statue Campaign

by Lady Astor Statue in Plymouth, Devon, England

To raise a statue to celebrate 100 years since Nancy Astor was elected as the first female MP to take her seat in the Houses of Parliament

by Lady Astor Statue in Plymouth, Devon, England

£8,270

raised of £120,000 target

56

supporters
7% 41 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by December 27th 2018 at 10:11pm

Nearly 100 years ago Nancy Astor was the first woman to take her seat in the Houses of Parliament as the UK's first female MP. Her achievement was extraordinary and courageous and changed the world forever in terms of equality, democracy, fairness and hope. 


It was the people of Plymouth who voted her in just one year after some women were finally given the vote. She served the city as MP for Plymouth Sutton for another 26 years and fought for the rights and safety of women and children, education, the people of the city, and equality throughout that time. 

But there is no statue to her. We want to fix that. 

Please join us in raising a statue to Nancy Astor, the UK's first Lady of politics. With your help we can make sure that on 28th November 2019, 100 years to the day since she was announced the winner of the seat, we unveil a statue to her on Plymouth's Hoe outside her family home on Elliot Terrace. 

We are a team passionately committed to making this happen and to recognising the contribution of Nancy Astor to local, national and international politics. 


She changed everything for women, being the first to tread the corridors of power as a Member of Parliament. And she did so in the face of great hostility. For two years she represented women in the House of Commons alone - she wasn't joined by another female MP until then. She went through a door both literally and metaphorically that she, and we, can't go back through and paved the way for the fairer, freer and more equal democracy that we enjoy today. 

We are supported by the Astor family, Viscount William Astor and Alice Astor who are both fully supportive of what we are trying to do.

Our committee is chaired by the present Plymouth Sutton MP Luke Pollard who is joined by Alexis Bowater of Bowater Communications, Linda Gilroy who held Plymouth Sutton from 1997 to 2010, International Astor Scholar Dr Jacqui Turner from the University of Reading, Councillor Andrea Johnson, Lindsay Hall from the Real Ideas Organisation and Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith.  

For even more information please visit our website www.ladyastorstatue100.co.uk

All pictures from The Box (Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives) - thank you very much. 



Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

4 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

A seven day pass to Plymouth Life Centre. For just £10 ... fantastic! What a bargain! We all love a bargain ... Thank you so much to Everyone Active for this.

£10 or more

3 of 100 claimed

£10 Reward

An eyebrow shape from award-winning Envy Hair and Design, Plymouth. Thanks to Tracie Gunningham for this reward.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Have your name or the name of a schoolchild, their hopes and dreams for the future and a photo put in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years.

£20 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

A copy of Lady Astor's powerful maiden speech in the House of Commons, sourced from the Astor Archives at Reading University.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Add the name of your family, a picture of you all and your hopes and dreams for the future - for anyone who lives in PLYMOUTH anywhere in the world! This will go in the time capsule to be opened in 100 years.

£40 or more

5 of 100 claimed

£40 Reward

Framed copy of Lady Astor's powerful maiden speech in the House of Commons, sourced from the Astor Archives at Reading University.

£50 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

Receive a personalised guided tour of Lady Astor's family home on the Hoe in Plymouth

£65 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£65 Reward

Enjoy a tour of Lady Astor's family home Elliot Terrace on Plymouth Hoe with a city guide and take tea in her front room afterwards.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£100 Reward

A Plymouth Argyle signed football

£200 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£200 Reward

A day at the Astor Archive at Reading University with International Astor Scholar Dr Jacqui Turner. See the original documents, pictures, draft speeches, speeches and thousands of letters from the people of Plymouth and women all over the UK to Lady Astor.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£300 Reward

Afternoon tea at The Astor's Family Home at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, with an informal talk from world expert and Astor Scholar Dr Jacqui Turner from the University of Reading on Nancy Astor's life and legacy - and an informal walk around the grounds afterwards.

£500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£500 Reward

Free Sky for a year, with a free 55' UHD TV. A great way to keep up with politics! 1 x Sky Q TV subscription for 12 months to include: 1 x Sky Q Complete Bundle TV package including Sky Sports Complete and Sky Cinema; 1 x Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; and Free standard installation provided by Sky subject to the Prize Conditions Sky will also loan the prize winner 1 x Sky Q 2TB box and 1 x Sky Q Mini box at no charge 1 x 55” UHDTV

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Have your name engraved on a stone around the Lady Astor Statue to show your support for 100 years of women in Parliament and for equality and democracy in the UK.

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£500 Reward

Enjoy a talk from world expert and Astor Scholar Dr Jacqui Turner from the University of Reading on Nancy Astor's life and legacy. (Locations TBC)

£995 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£995 Reward

Hire Lady Astor's former family home Elliot Terrace on The Hoe in Plymouth for half a day for an event or business conference.

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Buy a ticket to the unveiling of the statue of Lady Nancy Astor on The Hoe in Plymouth on November 28th 2019 and a VIP champagne reception afterwards at Elliot Terrace, Nancy Astor's former family home, to celebrate 100 years of women in parliament.

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2000 Reward

Exclusive business workshop from Smith and Jones - the team who dreamed up 'Britain's Ocean City'. Up to 20 clients and half a day of specialist, bespoke strategic communications advice. Only £100 a delegate! An amazing opportunity! Check out their website smithandjones.biz Thank you so much.

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2000 Reward

Hire Lady Astor's former family home on The Hoe in Plymouth for a full day for either a private event or a business conference.


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