Nancy Astor Statue - donate here

by Nancy Astor Statue in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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On 2nd December 2019 we successfully raised £140,915 with 778 supporters in 395 days

You raised the statue but we’re still raising: donate now to leave a legacy for young women to go into politics and help with maintenance!

by Nancy Astor Statue in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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Tessa Debenham 27th November 2019

Our society needs to see the importance of women throughout history. Nancy Astor was hugely courageous and I hope her statue will inspire women everywhere.

Tessa Boase 19th November 2019

Nancy Astor - what a woman. For me, she's special as the first MP to take the Plumage Bill seriously, and to drive it through Parliament as one of her first missions - ending decades of male foot-dragging and vested plumage trade interest. The fashion for 'bird hats' would soon become a thing of the past. I'm also fascinated to learn more about the process of crowd-funding a statue, as I'm about to launch a campaign for a statue of Emily Williamson, founder of the RSPB, to stand in her home at Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury, Manchester. Having written a book about the female founders of Britain's biggest conservation charity, this is a project close to my heart. I'm running the campaign with Andrew Simcock, the man behind the Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiled in Manchester last year - a man who knows how to get things done! So how could I miss the unveiling of Nancy? Proud to be there.

richard-coombs 13th November 2019

Plymouth Arts Cinema is delighted to support this wonderful project and we are very excited to be screening the new documentary about Nancy Astor on November 30th too. Good luck with everything.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

£15 Reward - Name in a time capsule

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.

£10 or more

£10 Reward - Ticket to the unveiling

Make a donation as your ticket to the unveiling. Stand on The Hoe and look at the statue you made happen and know how much you have helped.

£20 or more

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£20 Reward - A copy of Lady Astor's maiden speech

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 - Hopes and dreams time capsule

Add the names of you and your family, your hopes and dreams and a family photo to the time capsule to be opened in 100 years

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£25 Reward

A shout out on social media telling everyone why you are celebrating 100 years of women in Parliament and what it means to you. A massive reach for you and your business for just £20!

£30 or more

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£30 Reward - VIP Tour of Plymouth Gin

EXCLUSIVE ticket price for you - don't delay, there are only six tickets for the Connoisseur's Tour available. A perfect #treat or #christmas #present ... get yours now.

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

Special edition craft gin Mr King's 1842 Recipe, the first special edition in a series of craft gins that celebrate the spirit of exploration. Yours for only £40. What a present! Enjoy ...

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£65 Reward - Tour of Lady Astor's family home

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

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£100 Reward - Nancy Astor Express

Get on board! World exclusive offer - a ticket on the Nancy Astor Express from London on the day of the unveiling with VIPs and the Astor family. GWR have fabulously donated 40 tickets for the train named after their First Great Westerner. Don't delay, get your return ticket now. Get to Paddington 7am on the 28th and join the exclusive crowd for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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£1500 Reward - Hire Lady Astor's former home.

Exclusive offer! Hire Lady Astor's former family home on The Hoe in Plymouth for a Christmas party, a private event or a business conference! An absolute bargain with views of the statue you helped to make happen. Takes 40 guests. #exclusive #historic

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A bottle of world-famous Plymouth Gin courtesy of wonderful Rose! Bargain cut-price and straight from the distillery. Thank you Rose! Enjoy.

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Exclusive Plymouth Sloe Gin - cut price of just £20 a bottle! Thank you to Rose at Plymouth Gin for this, fantastic!

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More Plymouth Gin! Fruit Cup - absolutely gorgeous, have you tried it yet? Exclusive to Plymouth Gin and delicious with ice, a slice, some lemonade and some friends ... get yours now ;-)

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Plymouth Gin Christmas Crackers - exclusive, fun, oh my what a great gift! Enjoy #whatacracker

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