Thank you to Star Volunteer Valerie Mainstone

This column by our trustee Andy Winter about the wonderful Valerie Mainstone was published in the Brighton Argus on 1st May 2024, Valerie’s 83rd birthday. See below or  link to Andy’s blog.

Valerie Mainstone with the Mayor Jackie O’Quinn on the occasion of the posthumous award to Mary Clarke of the freedom of the city.

Valerie is a committed campaigner for memorials for women and has supported the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal since it was set up in 2018. She is often to be seen dressed as a suffragist or sporting suffrage colours.

Valerie was with us on 14th December 2023 when the Mayor of Brighton & Hove councillor Jackie O’Quinn posthumously  awarded Mary Clarke the Freedom of the City.  On that occasion Valerie posed with the Mayor and our model of Mary’s inspirational Lamp.

Published in the Argus 1st May 2024
Mary Clarke Statue Appeal