Seacole Smile Fundraising Dinner

On 27th June 2019 we hosted our inaugural Seacole Smile Fundraising Dinner, marking the third anniversary of the statue unveiling. The event was very well attended, the Trust were honored to have His Excellency, The Jamaican High Commissioner, Mr Seth George Ramocan and his wife, Dr. Lola Ramocan, in attendance. The evening was filled with […] Read More

Windrush Day – 22nd June 2019

On 22nd June 1948 the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, bringing the first wave of immigrants from the Caribbean to support the reconstruction of post war Britain. Last year in 2018, the first-ever Windrush Day marked the 70th anniversary of the landing, for the purpose of “encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution […] Read More

Student Nursing Times Awards 2019: And the winner is…

On 25th April 2019, Trustees from MST attended the Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 and congratulated the School of Health Sciences BME Student Network of the University of Nottingham, on winning the Mary Seacole Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion. MST Chair Trevor Sterling and Diversity in Leadership Chair, Karen Bonner, helped to […] Read More

Jamaican High Commission visit Mary’s Statue

Mrs Lola Ramocan of the Jamaican High Commission came to see Mary’s statue with the Deputy Chief Education officer, Dr Kasan Troupe on 03 May 2019. They saw Mary in full stride, as the Mary Seacole Trust discussed building closer links with Jamaica. Trevor also took our attendees to the Florence Nightingale Museum. Read More

MST judging the Nursing Times Workforce Awards

The Mary Seacole Trust are proud to be judging the Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year category at the Nursing Times Workforce Awards this year. Do you know of somebody championing diversity and inclusion in your organisation? Here is an opportunity to ensure they get the recognition they deserve! You can enter them here. The […] Read More

Dr Naqvi appointed as Trust Ambassador

Following his work on the literature review for the Trust, Dr Naqvi has been appointed as its second Ambassador. Dr Naqvi is Policy Lead for the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard at NHS England, and has a background in public health, healthcare policy and strategy development. Dr Navqi’s independent review commissioned by the Trust, drew […] Read More

£50 Note Campaign Gathers Pace

The campaign for an ethnic minority to appear on the new £50 note is receiving further attention, with further encouragement given for Mary Seacole to be chosen for this honour. Our Chair, Trevor Sterling was interviewed by ITV news last week following Helen Grant, the Conservative Member for Maidstone and The Weald, urging MPs to […] Read More

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