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.

Trauma Surgeon Martin Griffiths, the first Ambassador of the Mary Seacole Trust

He said: ‘I’m delighted to be appointed as the first ambassador to the Mary Seacole Trust. I have been a long-time admirer of their incredible success in promoting Mary’s life and values and I look forward to joining them on this incredible journey.’

IT/digital communications specialist Mark Douglas, whose 18 years’ experience in the IT industry includes app development and web creation, has been appointed a Trustee of the charity.

He said: ‘It’s an honour and I’m extremely proud to be asked to join the Mary Seacole Trust. I’ve been inspired by the work thus far and the potential the trust has to offer. I’m looking forward to contributing and supporting the Trust’s continued success.’

Mark Douglas, IT Communications Specialist

MST chair Trevor Sterling said: ‘This is a very exciting time for us as we approach our first anniversary of the Mary Seacole Trust and celebrate the second anniversary of the unveiling of Mary’s statue at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Martin’s high-profile work with young adults and Mark’s extensive IT experience will both help us connect with a range of audiences so that we can promote Mary’s legacy more effectively.’

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