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Current volunteers

We do not have any staff in Scotland so the work of running the Mamie Martin Fund falls to the Trustees, who are all volunteers. They are helped by a growing band of other volunteers, whose assistance is greatly appreciated.

Helen Robbie is one of Mamie Martin’s great granddaughters. She is a music tutor and choir director, working less over lockdown. While being a busy Mum to Calum and Andrew, Helen is dusting off her graphic design skills from school Highers some time ago and creating wonderful graphics for us to use on this website and on social media. This started as part of #Pledge100 but we hope to persuade her to continue after she has created 100 graphics.

James Champion is a translator and got involved with MMF because of his late wife’s friendship with Mamie Martin’s granddaughter. He is an enthusiastic participant in MMF projects and assists with our written communications. His trained eye means that our emails and bulletins are clear and accurate.

Jean Gordon is a social worker, researcher and educator and lives on the Black Isle near Inverness. Her interest in education, and especially girls’ education, dates back from two very formative years in her ’20s teaching at a secondary school on a small island in Fiji. 

As a social worker, and now university tutor and researcher, in the north of Scotland, Jean is particularly aware of the challenges of accessing education in rural areas. She’s been involved with the Mamie Martin Fund for about six years, first as a trustee, and now helping to look after the MMF website.

Kathleen Sargeant was part of the Falkirk High School visit to Malawi in 2008, when the group attended class at Bandawe Girls Secondary School for a week. The trip made a big impression on all the pupils and teachers, which included Mariot Dallas, currently co-convenor of MMF.

Kathleen works in a marketing role and has been enormously helpful in reviewing our website and suggesting improvements.

Louise Hooton is one of Mamie Martin’s great granddaughters. From Portugal and currently traveling Europe in a self concerted campervan, she’s enjoying taking photos, rock climbing and discovering new places with Scruffy the dog and partner João. She strongly believes that girls everywhere should have the same rights and opportunities as boys and hopes to contribute by helping with MMF social media on Instagram. 

Richard Robinson is our Video Volunteer. We are hugely grateful for this help. As those of you who have done any video-editing will know, it is a very time-consuming task and can be very frustrating.

Shona McAllister‘s mum and late dad had a folk band with Mamie’s grandson, Willie. ‘The Gaitherers’  played several fundraising concerts for MMF. 

Shona was the first pledger to take part in #Pledge 100 in 2021, running 100 5ks to raise awareness and funds, and since then she’s been helping out with some of our social media. 

Shona works in economic development and is a feminist and passionate supporter of women’s rights. She loves live music and theatre, running, and hanging out with her dog, Emmeline Pankhurst.