Vacancies

Post: Administrator/ Bookkeeper

The Mamie Martin Fund, which supports the education of girls in Malawi, is looking for someone to support the work of the Board of Trustees and donors. You will have administration and bookkeeping skills and be committed to the charity’s vision .

12 hrs per week to be worked on a flexible basis

Based in Scotland, the post holder will work from home and attend meetings

Preferred start date is the 2nd December 2019 but this is negotiable

For more information please contact admin@mamiemartin.org

Closing date: 30th September

Pens and bands

Our new pens and bands are supplied by Ross Promotional Products Glasgow. The pens are made from recycled plastic and Ross Promotional are a Glasgow Living Wage company.

We’ll be sending a bundle out to Malawi with the next Trustee visit. Last year when we met with girls who receive  MMF support they told us that they’d like some way of identifying themselves as MMF girls within the school community so that they can make friends easily and offer each other support. We hope these attractive rainbow coloured bands will do this.

Here in Scotland, we will sell the pens and bands ( £1 each) when we are out and about doing talks and events. Watch out for news of how to buy them on our website shop and in the meantime if you’d like some, contact Mariot ( mariot@mamiemartin.org)

Tom Dallas, one of Mamie and Jack’s great grandsons, lent a hand to show off the pen and band in the video!

Humbie Dean garden opens on 19th May

Finally, the weather is warming up so that thoughts are turning to garden visiting. We have just the garden for you! Humbie Dean is a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season. A limited palette of plants with hosta, hellebores, perennial geranium, primula, meconopsis, martagon lilies, spring bulbs, ground cover, herbaceous and shrub planting, bluebell meadow, mature and recent azalea and rhododendron planting. A short woodland walk has been created, only accessible by a series of steps.

Frank Kirwan has again chosen the Mamie Martin Fund as the beneficiary of his Humbie Dean garden openings with Scotland’s Gardens. Because of the very cold Spring, this year Humbie Dean is only open on Sundays 19th and 26th May & Sunday 7 July , 10am – 2pm. Admission £5.00, children free.

Directions: Enter Humbie from the A68, pass the school and village hall on the left then immediately turn right just before the Humbie Hub. Take second left and Humbie Dean is on the left between two small bridges. Limited parking.

Miles for Malawi team ride again

Sunday 12th May 2019 – Falkirk

Bicycle and Selkies, Falkirk

We are delighted that we’ll have Miles for Malawi riders in the Wee Jaunt Falkirk again this year. This is an event run by Pedal for Scotland and you need to register on that link. It’s a 7.5 traffic-free double loop at The Helix in Falkirk, starting at the astonishing hour of 08:30.

However, Mariot and her team are up for it and we’ve set them up a ‘campaign’ on Virgin Money Giving. We’ve had to move fundraising websites because BTMyDonate is closing down, which is a shame. You can donate to Mariot and her team or set up your own page to fundraise as part of that event. Contact Mariot to chat further.