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MST launches schools competition

School students in years 5 and 6 are being asked to identify their modern-day Mary Seacole in a competition launched today by the Mary Seacole Trust (MST) to find Young Seacole Ambassadors. The 2018 competition is primarily open to schools in Lambeth and Southwark, South London, but with the possibility of national roll out next […] Read More

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). Guests were welcomed by Trevor Sterling, Chair of the Mary Seacole Trust, and […] Read More

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 […] Read More

New Mary Seacole exhibit unveiled for Black History Month

Guests joined us at the Florence Nightingale Museum on Saturday 28 October to celebrate the unveiling of the museum’s new Mary Seacole exhibit. The Mary Seacole Trust (MST) has partnered with the museum to create a theatre door showcasing Mary Seacole in her British Hotel. The door, funded by MST through a grant from the […] Read More

A tribute to Jon Daniel

The Mary Seacole Trust pays tribute to Jon Daniel, the independent creative director, designer and columnist, who died earlier this month at the age of 51, following a short illness. Classically trained as a graphic designer, Jon was an art director for many of London’s leading advertising agencies in a career spanning over twenty-five years. […] Read More

Statue shortlisted for national sculpture award

The statue of Mary Seacole, the first to a named black woman in the UK, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award that recognises ‘originality, aesthetic quality and sensitivity to its site’ in public sculpture. The Marsh Awards 2017 are organised by the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA). Winners will be announced at a […] Read More

Mary Seacole Trust shortlisted for prestigious diversity award

The Mary Seacole Trust has been shortlisted for the UK’s largest diversity awards. MST, the charity which promotes the legacy of Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, has been shortlisted in the Community Organisation Award for Race, Religion & Faith category at the National Diversity Awards 2017. Charities and role models from across the UK will […] Read More

Send us your photographs

This beautiful photograph of Mary’s statue was taken by Dr Michael Farquhar, consultant in paediatric sleep medicine at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Mike sees the statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital every day on his way to and from work. He explains why […] Read More

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