The statue of our Elizabeth will be unveiled in Congleton, Cheshire on International Women’s Day, 2022 (8 March) during a community event.
The sculptor of the bronze statue will be Hazel Reeves (who notably sculpted the Emmeline Pankhurst statue on display in Manchester and also the Cracker Packers in Carlisle).
Hazel Reeves commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to be sculpting Elizabeth, such an extraordinary activist who had been written out of history until Elizabeth’s Group was compelled to tell her story in bronze.”
Elizabeth’s Group can further announce that they have secured Baroness Hale of Richmond to unveil the statue in 2022. Baroness Hale is the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Chair of the Group, Susan Munro said: “We are absolutely cock-a-hoop to have Hazel Reeves as our sculptor. We all admire and love her work and this is the best possible outcome for us. We also feel very proud and honoured to have Baroness Hale involved – an inspirational woman and role model for women everywhere – just like Our Elizabeth herself.”
60% of the £65,000 target for the bronze statue has now been raised and we are into our final Big Push!
We are still actively fundraising for the outstanding amount for the statue and all donations are gratefully received through our Just Giving page: