Mary Seacole’s courage and compassion as a nurse provided soldiers with food, nursing care and a morning dispensary during the 19th century Crimean war.
To capture the spirit of Mary, and remind the public of the importance of the nursing profession, a memorial statue is planned for the grounds of St. Thomas’s hospital. The statue will be a permanent public memorial to Mary Seacole.
The Mary Seacole appeal needs just £80,000 to reach the target. You can donate to the appeal here and remember every little bit counts. More information on the Mary Seacole memorial project can be found on their website here.