Each month, one of the Trustees, Ambassadors and sometimes guest authors, will be writing blogs to provide followers of the Mary Seacole Trust with further insight into the work of the Mary Seacole Trust.

Eman Hassan – Why I volunteer for the Mary Seacole Trust

I have always been very heavily involved with charities and always keen to provide hands on support to those in need. To let you in on a little bit about myself, I was born in Preston (North West England) and my parents were originally from Iraq. Having visited the country many times, I have been […] Read More

Equality and Diversity and Human Rights Week

This week marks the eighth anniversary of Equality Diversity and Human Rights Week (#EQW2019), the national platform for organisations to highlight the work done to create a fairer and more inclusive NHS for both patients and staff. Diversity covers a wide area, ensuring that equality is reached across race, gender, disability and LGBT. Such terms […] Read More

Lisa Rodrigues CBE – What would Mary Seacole do?

We live in the strangest of times. As one of the wealthiest and healthiest countries in the world, right now, we might be taking action on climate change. We might be offering asylum to people from war-torn parts of the world like Yemen and Syria. We might be holding out the hand of friendship to […] Read More

Mark Douglas

The news lately seems to be full of articles involving race, racism, cultural and religious difference. Every time there is a debate or discussion it really resonates with me as I’ve had some unsavoury times in my early school days with regards to these topics. I was created in South London and grew up in a loving family. I went […] Read More

Colonel David Bates ARRC

November 2018 saw thousands of commemorations around the world with people and organisations marking the signing of the Armistice that confirmed a ceasefire between the Allies and Central Powers on the Western Front in November 1918. This was only the beginning of the end of World War I, or the Great War, as fighting continued […] Read More

Karen Bonner

In a year in which Great Britain celebrated the centenary of the act of parliament that granted the vote to some women, the 70th year anniversary of the National Health Service and the arrival of the HMS Windrush, I poise to reflect upon how these events have shaped my life. My parents arrived in UK […] Read More

Black History Month: Reflection without a mirror

There is much debate each year over whether there should be a focus on UK Black history during the course of just one month each year. Many people understandably consider that there should be a perennial acknowledgment without any specific period being identified. It is perhaps true that in time there may be less of […] Read More

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