Linthouse encourages support for Mary Barbour memorial
Linthouse Housing Association’s CEO Irene Campbell is encouraging other social housing senior officers to donate some of their hard earned cash for the Remember Mary Barbour Association (RMBA) campaign. Linthouse fully supports the campaign and the dedicated volunteers of the RMBA as they strive to raise funds for a statue in memory of Mrs Mary Barbour.
After a recent commemorative event to unveil a plaque at 10 Hutton Drive, Linthouse, where it is believed the very first rent strike took place, the kind hearted Director’s/CEO’s of the Copperworks, Abronhill, Southside and Hawthorn – Fiona Murphy, John Mulholland, Patrick McGrath and Colin Turnbull, all agreed to donate an hour’s pay towards the statue funding campaign.
This tremendous gesture mirrored the example initially established by Christine Murphy (Elderpark Housing Association), Robert Tamburrini (NG Homes) and Irene Campbell who like many others, regard Mary Barbour as “the Mother of Social Housing”.
If you are a senior officer and would like to follow the lead of your colleagues please visit the ‘Just Giving’ page of the Remember Mary Barbour Association’s web site.
But this is not aimed specifically at senior officers, the RMBA welcome donations from any individual or group, who have possibly been touched or inspired by Mary Barbour’s compassion and grit, and who would like to contribute to this very admirable campaign.
If you don’t know about this magnificent woman, and icon for social justice, please visit the RMBA web site and read about her awe- inspiring achievements in an era of severe and unforgiving hardship – The Mary Barbour spirit lives on!