Thank you to ITV Meridian News and Charlotte Wilkins for their coverage this weekend of the wonderful fundraising efforts of Izzy and Sophia Kilburn, our most recently appointed Junior Ambassadors. If you haven’t already seen it, please take a moment to watch the film. You can find the link below.
As we reported earlier, the twins have been fundraising to erect blue plaques in Brighton, to commemorate two great women, Helena Normanton, pioneering lawyer, and Sophia Jex-Blake, one of the first to undertake medical training in the face of extraordinary prejudice, threats and violence.
We are so pleased that the girls are equally inspired by the life of Mary Clarke and have started fundraising for her statue. They have done incredibly well and have been very generous – not least in asking friends and family to make donations to the Appeal instead of giving them 13th birthday presents.
We are pleased to report that the blue plaque for Helena Normanton will be unveiled on 18th June. Exact details will follow.