Co-Founder

Rosamund (Founder and Director)  PGCE, PCET, BSc Psychology , Diploma in Occupational Studies 

My name is Rosamund and I am Ella Roberta’s mum. I am the Co-Founder of  the Ella Roberta Family Foundation that was set up after the death of my beloved daughter in 2013 from a rare and severe form of asthma. The aim of the Foundation is to improve the lives of children affected by asthma in South East London by raising awareness of asthma, campaigning for better treatment of asthma and campaigning for clean air as it is everyone’s fundamental right to breathe clean air.

My work at the Ella Roberta Family Foundation is incredibly varied. I raise awareness of the dangers of  asthma in young people and their families through education by having assemblies in schools, visiting local community groups and advising health professionals how the general public is able to access better treatment.  I also represent the views of parents with children with asthma to clinicians and decision makers involved in the commissioning or provision of care and services for young people with the condition.

As the Executive Director I am the person responsible for the day to day  operating of the charity. It is extremely important to continue to raise the profile of the Foundation in order that the public are aware of the important work that is carried out to improve Health of everyone living in South East London. An important part of my role is forming partnerships with other bodies who have similar goals. To date we are affiliated to Friends of the Earth, the Foundation works very closely with Healthy London Partnership, We are supported by our local group the Corbette Estate and in future we will be work with the CCG in Lewisham and Children and Young People Healthy Partnership in Lambeth and Southwark.

I represent the views of parents with children with asthma and clinicians to decision makers involved in the commissioning or provision of care and services for young people with the condition.

I also build relationships with politicians and policy makers across South East London to influence policy and promote understanding of asthma, clean air and it’s impact.

I engage with young people and their families through social media and consultation, to better represent their views, help create change, and inform and update.

My role at the Foundation also involves building relationships with communities and policy makers across South East London to influence policy and promote understanding of asthma and its impact.

My Current Roles
  • Founder and Executive Director, The Ella Roberta Family Foundation
  • Breathe Well Champion-  Lewisham
  • Chair of the Parent Panel for Children and Young People’s Health Partnership in Southwark & Lambeth.
  • Parent Advisor, Asthma Working Group in South London.
  • Parent Advisor, Asthma Leadership Group (Health London Patnership)
  •  Lay Advisor – National Review of Child Asthma Death.
  •  Parent Governor – Holbeach Primary School
  • PCC member/Safe Guarding Officer – St Swithun’s Church

Trustees

Our Trustees are responsible for ensuring Ella’s legacy.


Regina Mambu-Small, Trustee

“This is one lasting legacy we can give to one incredible young girl, my god-daughter.”
My name is Regina Mambu-Small and I am Ella’s godmother and have been a friend of the family for a number of years.   My professional background is working in Social Services as well as working part-time for a NHS Trust. I am also chair for a voluntary organisation in the borough that I live in. When Ella was born I was asked to be one of her God mothers and when she passed away and Rossy  asked me to be a Trustee for the Foundation,  I could only say yes.
As someone who was diagnosed later on in life with asthma that can only be controlled by very high dosages of medication, one of my goals which the Foundation is aiming to achieve it to advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to severe asthma. Since becoming a Trustee I have attended a number of events in support of the Foundation and will continue to show my support for the Foundation in what ever capacity I am needed.

Ann Potter, Trustee

I am pleased to work with the Ella Roberta Family Foundation as I have a very long standing interest in the health and well being of children, as I worked in schools for over 30 years , retiring a few years as a Headteacher in a local secondary school.

I know that good physical health is vital if children are to make the most of their educational opportunities and to fulfil their potential in the long run. At present 8-12 children die in London each year from asthma. It should be every child’s right to grow up in a healthy environment.

I became involved in the Foundation after meeting Ella’s mother and siblings at a Performing Arts School, which Ella had also attended.

By being involved with the Foundation I hope to support its work in raising awareness of asthma in the community and the campaign for clean air.

Catherine Sutton, New Foundation Secretary

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Sharon Farnley Trustee

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Susan Rudd Trustee -Treasurer

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