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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. While being a busy Mum to Calum and Andrew, Helen has dusted off her graphic design skills from school Highers some time ago and creates wonderful graphics for us to use on this website and on social media. This started as part of #Pledge100 but has continued so that we have professional content across our platforms.


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.


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.

Richard also helps our Marketing Team with tricky techie tasks like map-making.


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 is now part of our Marketing Team. She leads the social media team on event days, like the Kiltwalk. She will be a key part of the #Birthday30 team in 2023. 

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.