Ellies Fund are looking for businesses in D&G to possibly put a collection bin in their premises  , and they bare also looking to find volunteers to help with collections and storage ! its a fantastic cause folks and a great way of recycling and doing good at the same time !


Ellie’s Fund – Brain Tumour Trust was set up by Heather after her daughter Ellie lost her battle with a brain tumour at just age 14. The money raised by the charity goes to brain tumour research as only 7% of cancer research funding goes towards brain tumour research. 

Two years ago we started collecting empty baby wipe packets for recycling. The charity is paid 2p for every packet recycled and so far we have raised £32,255!


We also collect baby food pouches, including Ella’s Kitchen, and have just started collecting biscuit wrappers for recycling. 


We are required to collect a certain minimum amount of each item to qualify for the required free postage label from the recycling company. We ask the public to collect for us around the UK and we have collectors willing to store packets until they have enough to post off for us. For example at least 1300 baby wipe packets are required!


We are currently looking for businesses open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm ish, who are willing to have a collection bin in their premises for the public to drop off their packets. Also for volunteers willing to empty the bins, store the packets until they have enough, then package them up to post them. If the businesses are in Lockerbie, Dumfries or Annan areas then I personally may be able to empty the bins. 

About Ellie


In March 2007 Ellie, then aged 11, was diagnosed with a grade 4 Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour. The Doctors expected her to survive for  between 6 and 12 months. She had already had a 7 1/2 hour operation to remove the tumour, and followed it with 6 weeks of radiotherapy and 26 months of chemotherapy.

In 2009 Ellie was diagnosed with a second tumour but continued to fight, inspiring a song that she recorded in November 2009.

Sadly, Ellie lost her fight on Valentine’s Day 2010 aged 14, 3 years after she first became ill. Her family were with her.

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