Mamie Martin cotton bags

You might remember the red ones from a few years back. We now have cotton ones and they’re a handy size for many things, including water and bananas when in Malawi but also folders and papers or as gift bags at birthdays or Christmas. Mercy has a supply of them in Malawi and they are in use by our girls in school.

Whenever we use them, we’re helping to raise the profile of our work in Malawi.

They are on sale for £3 each. If you would like to buy one , you can get in touch with Hazel Dawson , tel: 01259 742827 or

Forth Valley Trefoil

On March 6th Mariot was invited to speak to the Girlguiding Forth Valley East Trefoil Guild about Mamie Martin’s history and work in Malawi. The members of this group, which is a branch of Girlguiding, support the Guide ethos, including the pledge to help others. There were about twenty women at the meeting – several already had a Malawi connection and the theme of empowering women and girls is close to their hearts.


Mariot spoke about Mamie Martin Then and Now, starting from the story of Mamie and Jack in the 1920s, illustrated by extracts from ‘Salt and Light’, then moving on to Margaret and John starting the fund and our present day work. The Trefoilers were an attentive audience and there were interesting questions and discussions over a cup of tea. There was an opportunity for the ladies to take away our leaflet and bookmark or to buy some Scotland Street coffee.