Brilliant donation of Suffragette statue sales a boost to our work

Breakthrough is delighted to have been chosen as one of two organisations to benefit from the sales of 12 limited edition Emmeline Pankhurst bronze portraits.

Sculptor Hazel Reeves decided to choose us as one of the beneficiaries of the sales, along with the charity Women Asylum Seekers Together.

Hazel said, “I chose Breakthrough UK – an organisation run and controlled by disabled people – for their excellent work to make society fairer and more accessible, including for disabled women.”

A year ago, Hazel unveiled her life sized bronze statue “Our Emmeline” in St Peter’s Square, Manchester City Centre, and it has since then been visited by crowds of people remembering the life changing difference the Suffragettes made to women all over the country.

Breakthrough Chief Executive Michele Scattergood said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Pankhurst portrait sculpture sales.

“Twenty years ago Breakthrough was born out of a group of disabled activists fighting for change in employment rights. We are proud of our activist roots and so the Pankhurst and suffrage movement is close to our hearts.”

If you would like to buy one of the limited edition bronze portraits, this is how!

Email sculptor Hazel Reeves at hazel [at]

Or visit and use the contact form.