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Letter: The Seacole statue will help inspire future generations

Memorial statue appeal chair says 'thanks for helping us achieve our dream'

On behalf of myself and the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal’s Trustees, please accept our sincere thanks for your help and support in the achievement of our dream.

We are very proud that, with your help, we now have a fitting monument to Mary Seacole in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital in London, directly opposite the Houses of Parliament – the first statue of a named black woman in the UK.

We are very grateful for the unflagging support of the Nursing Standard and we are very pleased to acknowledge your contribution in the book commorating the unveiling of the statue.

Mary’s memorial celebrates the huge contribution to our health services made by people from across the world and the positive role played by ethnic minorities in British history. Equally importantly, her statue will continue to be a focus for the charity’s ongoing work drawing on Mary’s legacy – as a role model of compassion, determination and entrepreneurial spirit – to inspire future generations.

Thank you once again for your valued contribution to this noble undertaking. 

Lord Clive Soley
Chair, Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal 

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