Awareness Ribbons

Thanks to Unite the Union, we were able to distribute hundreds of Matchgirls Awareness Ribbons for International Women's Day in 2020 to recognise the Matchgirls Strike and Union Committee Members of 1888:

MRS MARY NAULLS, MRS MARY CUMMINGS, SARAH CHAPMAN, ALICE FRANCIS, KATE SCLATER, MARY DRISCOLL, JANE WAKELING, ELIZA MARTIN, LOUISA BECK, JULIA GAMELTON, JANE STAINES, ELIZA PRICE AND ELLEN JOHNSON

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Extra special thanks to those Peers that spoke of the Matchgirls in their speeches:

Baroness Gale - Baroness Pinnock - Baroness Bryan of Partick 

Lord Young of Norwood Green - Baroness Burt of Solihull  - Baroness ThorntonBaroness Sugg

 

With thanks to those that wore the ribbons:

 

An ultimate is to get the names of these Matchgirls read out in Parliament every year on International Women's Day

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