Memories of Ellie

Since my last post we’ve had both Ellie’s funeral in Middlesbrough and a memorial service for her in London. We’ve celebrated her amazing life and many people have been in touch to say how much her blog and her life have inspired them. I’d like to thank all those who helped to organise those events, who have donated to the chosen charities, who have sent messages of support; it is all hugely appreciated.

Plans are afoot to set up a charity in Ellie’s name; in life she had a wonderful ability to bring people together – the sheer volume of comments on this blog are a testament to that – and I think that she could leave no more appropriate legacy than an organisation which helps people who find themselves in similar situations to support each other. It may take a little while before it’s up and running, but I will keep you posted on the blog as and when we have something definite to show for our efforts.

In the meantime I’d like to thank visitors old and new for continuing to come to the blog. Many people have told me that they feel like they knew Ellie from reading her words, but here is a link to a short video tribute we played on the day of her memorial which will hopefully allow you to get to know her a bit better. She was quite simply the most wonderful person I have ever known…

My beautiful Ellie