Leicester suffragette honoured at fund-raising lunch

The life and times of Leicester hero and Suffragette Alice Hawkins will be the subject of a talk at a Leicester Children’s Holidays charity fund-raiser. 

VIP speaker Peter Barratt, Alice’s great-grandson, is the guest and will help mark the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette movement. 

He will speak about Alice (pictured) at the ‘FAB for Christmas’ lunch at the Taste Restaurant on Leicester College’s Freeman’s Park campus LE2 7LW on Wednesday November 6 from 11am to 3pm.

The tickets are £25 and available from the charity office on 0116 251 9863 or on the charity’s website. 

Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fab-for-christmas-tickets-75474868363 (please note if buying tickets online the total price will be £26.64 due to admin fees).

Charity staff plan to dress up in traditional costume too.

A 7ft bronze statue of Alice Hawkins was unveiled in Leicester’s market square last summer. 

In 1907 Alice joined a Suffragette meeting in London on the day of the state opening of Parliament. She was arrested for disorderly conduct outside the House of Commons and spent 14 days in Holloway Prison with 28 other women. 

Leicester Children's Holidays is one of the city's oldest charities and has sent 60,000 children from Leicester,

Leicestershire and Rutland on free trips. The respite breaks are for children aged 8 to 11 who may face difficult circumstances at home. 

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