Pankhurst Trust is the 2018 EVAs Charity

The Pankhurst Trust is the 2018 Enterprise Vision Awards chosen charity of the year.

The Pankhurst Trust
The Pankhurst Centre in Manchester is the birthplace of the suffragette movement. The terraced house at 62 Nelson Street was home to Emmeline Pankhurst and her family from 1898 until 1907. Emmeline is famous for leading the suffragette campaign for Votes for Women. She was the pivotal component in the campaign. Although her tactics were often considered to be militant at the time.
In an attempt to gain attention to the cause and to provoke disruption, demonstrations were often marked with battles between the suffragettes and the police. Like many other suffragettes, Emmeline was arrested on a number of occasions and went on hunger strike. The first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union was held at the family home in Manchester on 10th October 1903.
If the walls could talk, can you imagine the stories that this house could tell?
Emmeline Pankhurst addresses the suffragettes

The Pankhurst Museum and Heritage Centre

The Pankhurst Centre features a museum which houses artifacts honouring Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters. The museum provides fascinating insights into the suffragette movement.
Visitors can sit in the Pankhurst’s parlour with its bow window, original fireplace and piano. Emmeline’s daughter, Sylvia used the typewriter which sits on the table – this was used to write articles and letters to rouse women to join the cause. Other artifacts from the suffragette era include clothes, sashes and placards.
The heritage centre will help you to understand and explore women’s rights. You can discover the impact that women’s suffrage has on a local and global scale.
Suffragette speech handwritten by Emmeline Pankhurst
The 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote is commemorated in 2018. More importantly, without the sacrifice and dedication of the suffragettes, we wouldn’t have the rights that we do today. The suffragettes motto DEEDS NOT WORDS is one which still resonates with us now.
Pink Link Ladies were inspired by the Pankhurst Trust’s story. They need funds to stay open. We hope that you will help to champion this amazing charity with us. Please take a moment to read their information on their website. Follow them on social media on the links below:
All donations raised at the EVA’s will be given in full to The Pankhurst Centre (The Pankhurst Trust/Manchester Women’s Aid). We hope that you will join us in supporting this charity.