AMAZING THINGS PEOPLE HAVE DONE FOR THE FOUNDATION SO FAR:
A crowdfunder is raising money to create a beautiful sculpture of Ella from a material that absorbs air pollution. The statue will be displayed in a park in Lewisham, to commemorate her life and draw attention to the invisible threat of air pollution.
Beautifully baked cakes at a cake sale in Ella’s memory at her primary school. It raised £140 for the Foundation.
Artist Sarah Stirk has been collaborating with the Foundation in her multimedia project Airborne, which makes the invisible visible and exposes the impact of air pollution on the health of children in London.
Nelly Frizzell, a journalist, wrote a lovely piece for Vogue about air pollution and children, based on the Foundation’s fundraising for a memorial sculpture for Ella. “There is nothing quite like carrying around someone with lungs the size of cherries to make you really hate cars.”
A Lewisham artist, Anne-Marie Greenland, did this striking linocut of Rosamund Adoo Kissi Debrah, Ella’s mum, as part of a portrait project to celebrate local women in time for International Women’s Day. It was exhibited in South East London.