Great news. Broadcaster, writer and activist Simon Fanshawe has agreed to join the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal’s group of Patrons. He has already proved himself worth his weight in gold by putting us in touch with Comedian Zoe Lyons and some other famous folk.
There’s even a possibility Zoe Lyons may MC our benefit concert on the 4th March at St George’s Church. But more about that later…. Tickets for “Double Standards” the concert by jazz legions Claire Martin and Liane Carroll can be booked at: double-standards-4mar.eventbrite.co.uk/ . Simon will be there, possibly serving at the cash Bar or making himself very useful in some other capacity.
Simon joins our other Patrons: local M.P.s Maria Caulfield, Caroline Lucas and Peter Kyle; Baroness Joyce Gould, life long campaigner for women’s rights; Professor June Purvis, academic and biographer of Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst (Mary Clarke’s sister and niece); and Juliet Smith, Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex. We are very grateful to them all for their support.
Note that the M.P.s are very unlikely to be able to attend the concert because Parliament is sitting and the concert is mid-week.
Jean Calder (Chair of Appeal)