+ est. £11837.25
Help Mary Anning Rocks raise a statue to the remarkable Mary Anning on the Jurassic Coast and give Mary the recognition she truly deserves.
by Mary Anning Rocks in Lyme Regis, England, United Kingdom
This donation is from the North Carolina Fossil Club with over 300 members in the United States. We support everything the Mary Anning statue represents. Our desire is to donate $250 US Dollars We are a club of fossil enthusiasts that promote the collecting and preservation of fossils.
I have been in love with geology from a young girl. I had a mad, but lovely, uncle who introduced me to rocks, minerals and fossils in London University. Like Mary I was unable to pursue a career in that field as it was a strictly male world. So this effort, instigated by a young girl, warms my heart and ticks all the boxes!
I have always been aware of Mary Anning, and I have always been bothered that she never got much recognition for all the amazing things she has done for the scientific community. I was so thrilled to learn about what you are doing to erect her statue. Thank you for giving this amazing woman the recognition she deserves!
I was a young girl, Evie's age. when my favourite uncle took me to see the fossil collection at his uni department just off the Strand in London. where he worked. I went onto study A level Geology which was then a brand new subject. Long may young girls be inspired to follow where Mary led. I return to Lyme regis nearly every year to feel the air and see those cliffs.