Mary Seacole Trust launches quarterly newsletter

Since the Mary Seacole Trust launched on 29th June 2017, the charity has held its first Young Seacole Ambassadors’ competition as part of the Education initiative, commenced work on the website redesign and Diversity in Leadership programme and has continued to build relationships with organisations to further promote Mary’s legacy. To keep members informed about …

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‘My brother shares Mary’s qualities’ says winner of essay competition to find first Young Seacole Ambassador

School student Henry McFarland has become the Mary Seacole Trust’s first young ambassador after winning a competition in which he wrote about the inspirational qualities of his twin brother, Hector, who has epilepsy. Henry was presented with the prize by multi-award winning TV and radio presenter Leah Charles King at a House of Lords ceremony. …

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NHS 70th anniversary: Seacole statue celebrates the contribution of healthcare workers from all nations, says MST Chair

Commenting on the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Trevor Sterling, Chair of the Mary Seacole Trust, said: ‘We are delighted to celebrate the 70thanniversary of the NHS. This landmark occasion is all the more special given that we now have an historic statue of the nurse Mary Seacole at St Thomas’ Hospital as a symbolic …

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Seacole charity strengthens its team with two new appointments

The Mary Seacole Trust has made two new appointments to its team. Trauma surgeon Martin Griffiths, whose violence prevention work with young adults has earned him national recognition, becomes the Trust’s first Ambassador. Martin leads a pioneering intervention programme as part of the Trauma Service at the Royal London Hospital. He said: ‘I’m delighted to …

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Chair of Mary Seacole Trust speaks on treatment of the Windrush Generation

Trevor Sterling, Chair of the Mary Seacole Trust, appeared on BBC Breakfast last week to highlight concerns around the Government’s “Hostile Immigration Environment” policy and its impact on the Windrush Generation, calling for immediate action. On 22nd June, Britain will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean docking at a small …

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A new Mary Seacole feature is proving popular at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London

How did the museum arrive at the concept for the doors? The project to develop and install a new interpretation in connection with Mary Seacole at the Florence Nightingale Museum (FNM) came from the desire of two organisations to raise awareness about the importance of Mary’s life and work. FNM wanted more of a presence …

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Trustee Dawn Hill honoured with CBE in 2018 New Year’s Honours list

The Mary Seacole Trust is delighted to announce that Dawn Hill, trustee and president of the Mary Seacole Trust, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list. The honour was awarded for services to culture, in recognition of Dawn’s pivotal contribution to recording and celebrating Black history and heritage in …

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Memorial honouring healthcare workers unveiled

A plaque commemorating healthcare workers who have put themselves at risk to care for people caught up in conflict and natural disasters was unveiled by Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, on Friday afternoon (December 8th). Trevor SterlingSir Hugh TaylorCol. Marie RichterMrs Angella Rose-Howell Guests were welcomed by Trevor …

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Healthcare workers honoured

A memorial plaque commissioned by the Mary Seacole Trust will be unveiled on Friday by Sir Hugh Taylor, Chair of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in an invitation-only ceremony at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Guests will include representatives from the defence medical services, nursing, local government, politics and the Jamaican High Commission, with …

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