The Mary Seacole Trust exists to educate and inform the public about the life, work and achievements of Mary Seacole, the 19th century Jamaican-born nurse who overcame racism and injustice to nurse soldiers during the Crimean War.
As a result of a nationwide appeal supported by thousands of individuals as well as the military and major corporations, a statue of Mary was unveiled at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, opposite the Houses of Parliament, in June 2016
Our role is to maintain the statue for future generations. Already a major London landmark, it ensures that Mary, a mixed race woman of Scottish-Jamaican descent is never again lost to history as she was for over 100 years.
In addition, our major projects aim to promote Mary as a role model for today’s young people, encouraging them to follow her example of good citizenship, entrepreneurship and achievement.
We also aim to build on Mary’s legacy to promote fairness and equality, including diverse leadership in private and public services.