Ella Roberta Foundation


Sadly, on February 15th 2013 Ella Kissi-Debrah, a pupil at Holbeach Primary School, died from breathing difficulties relating to her asthma.

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation has been set up as a positive way of remembering and celebrating the life and passions of Ella Kissi-Debrah.

Ella passed away suddenly on 15th February 2013 from an asthma attack. She was only 9. At the age of 6, Ella suddenly developed serious asthma. She was admitted to the children’s ward at Lewisham Hospital on numerous occasions throughout her young life. It was here that Ella, despite being sick, engaged in and pursued her love of reading and writing.

The foundation aims to:

  • Develop reading and learning facilities for children admitted to Lewisham Hospital.
  • Raise funds to promote asthma research in children.
  • Improve asthma awareness and prevention in Lewisham.

The foundation was launched on what would have been Ella’s 10th birthday on 24th January 2014.