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March / April 2014

An Evening with Malorie Blackman OBE, writer and Children's Laureate

The event is in aid of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal of which Malorie is an Ambassador.

Thursday 29th May 2014, 7-9pm, Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7DB.

Tickets cost £15 + £1.50 online booking fee via

08 April 2014

Amazing total raised by Venus Warriors

The amazing total raised from the Launch of Venus Warriors on 5th March 2014 by our Ambassador Courtney Pine CBE came to £1,693.64p! Our thanks to Courtney, his wife Jeune, all the artists and the Hideaway Live Club in Streatham.

08 April 2014

New Ambassador appointed

The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal is delighted to welcome a new Ambassador.

Welcome to Colonel A P Finnegan PhD L/QARANC, Professor of Nursing and Head of the Academic Department of Military Nursing - Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham

"Conflict and war, with the requirement to provide clinical and nursing care to injured young men have shaped health and healthcare throughout the world. In providing care for soldiers, Mary Seacole displayed commitment, trust, integrity, and compassion that we now value as intrinsic to all nursing duties. That she displayed these virtues within a truly hostile, unpredictable and challenging environment truly make her a role model. It is therefore an honour to support the recognition of the work of Mary Seacole. Her diligence and tenacity in backing her own judgement are characteristics that all nurses should value, encourage and acknowledge."

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28 March 2014

New Ambassador appointed

The Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal is delighted to welcome a new Patron and an Ambassador.

Our new Ambassador is Charmagne Barnes, Dean - College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London

"As Dean of the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare at the University of West London, I feel our students need to engage with the legacy of Mary Seacole. Her driving passion and tenacity has helped shaped nursing as it is today, with its appreciation of diversity and compassionate care. Mary Seacole has cemented her place in history and public appreciation of her work is long overdue."

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13 March 2014

Courtney Pine CBE, launches the Venus Warriors

On Wednesday 5th March 2014 our Ambassador, Courtney Pine CBE, launched the Venus Warriors all-women jazz group at a brilliant gig at the Hideaways Live Club in Streatham. The event was held in aid of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal. Thanks to photographer Roger Thomas for the photos.

06 March 2014

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We're into the final run-up to the unveiling of the statue in 2015! Keep up to date with the Appeal's progress and get advance notice of events by subscribing to our newsletter.

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12 February 2014