Sophia, Robert and I would like to thank everyone who came yesterday. We are very grateful for all your support. We will continue to work hard with the asthma specialists, the politicians and councillors in South East London to improve the lives of young people suffering from asthma and breathing difficulties.
Our aim is very simple; to make sure that no other young person will suffer the way Ella did. That was one of the last promises we made her and with your support we are beginning to make that a reality. One of Ella’s many other passions was Children’s Medical Ward at Lewisham Hospital, after she was discharged from ICU in King’s College. She could not believe “the amount of stuff that the children in King’s have” so we will continue to work closely with the Paediatric department at Lewisham to improve the facilities for young people.
Yesterday I know a lot of people were extremely moved. One lady who hugged me on her way out said ‘I did not know what to expect but I was not expecting to cry I am so, so sad and I did not even meet your daughter and loved your other daughter dancing. I will think of you and your children on Christmas Day’. What more is there to add to that?
The Sandhurst Junior School Choir.
Rossy first saw them sing at the Hither Green Festival earlier in the year and she just had to invite them to sing. The choir is directed by Alison Christie. The choir has been in existence for the last 18 years. The choir comprises of children from years 4 to 6 and at any one time has between 75 and 85 children. The choir have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The O2, The Broadway Theatre and have performed alongside the BBC singers. Last year they sang Christmas carols on Good Morning Britain and have been invited once again this year to sing carols on Good Morning Britain.