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Ellie brings cheer to bus passengers


Reported by Robert

Published on Friday, August 13th, 2021

Independent living
Microreports

Ellie brings cheer to bus passengers


Written by Robert

Published on Friday, August 13th, 2021

Independent living

Ellie walking with her support workers.
Ellie walking with her support workers.

By Robert,

Here’s a lovely little story about an incident that took place one Sunday.

We were with Ellie in Parliament Hill. As usual she was in a very chatty mood saying “Hello”, “Here we go!”, “Good morning”, “Open”, ” Shut” “Good girl” and “Bus!”.

We were approached by a man who none of us had seen before. He said, “I’d know that voice anywhere. It’s Ellie.” I assumed he knew her from social services or a disability organisation.

I asked him how he recognised Ellie and his reply delighted us. He had seen Ellie on the local buses many times and said how happy she made the other passengers.

Written by Robert


I'm the father of three, the youngest being my 30 year old daughter Eléonore. Ellie has profound and multiple learning disabilities, suffers frequent and unpredictable epilepsy, and she's also visually and hearing impaired. She is unable to tell her own stories about her life in Camden. I want to tell them for her. I have been retired for over ten years. Half my working life was spent in business and half in the charity world. Now (Covid allowing) I volunteer in local environmental projects and support people to improve their spoken English or develop their basic computer skills.

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