“You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else…you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under if you are really going to get your reform realised.” – Emmeline Pankhurst
It is five years since we launched the Pankhurst Bursary Appeal. The goal was clear; to enable bright girls to fulfil their potential, regardless of their ability to pay. To allow us to look beyond parental wealth, to the intellect, character and personality of a girl.
As we stand at the £1.5 million mark there is no doubt that we have had five successful years of the type of noisy and obtrusive fundraising that would have made Emmeline Pankhurst proud.
Over the years, a Manchester High education has opened doors for many women. From the pioneering Pankhurst sisters to Edith Hesling, the first female barrister called to the bar. From Sunny Lowry, the first British woman to swim the Channel to Libby Lane, the Church of England’s first female bishop.
Please support us now as we push on towards the Appeal’s £2 million mark. Help us to secure the provision of bursary places and to keep our School’s doors open to Manchester’s brightest girls, regardless of circumstance.