Faith Global Director
[Arms Around the Child]
Compassionate and dedicated to helping children who are affected by the AIDS pandemic in India Ellie shares her skills to fund raise through the industry that started her working life following her passion for music. While at the London College of Printing towards the end of the punk scene she expanded her love of music to include jazz, hip hop, dance and promoted gigs including The Mighty Diamonds, Afrika Bambaataa, Ronnie Jordon among many others. Moving on to the flourishing Dance music scene Ellie continued to promote in the UK featuring DJ’s including Todd Terry, George Morel, Kevin Saunderson, Masters At Work and Sacha through her organisations Drum, Big Love, Sundance and Bang. The events that always proved to be the most exciting and satisfying were those created to fund raise for Greenpeace, AIDS awareness and other causes.
Over the years Ellie visited India to provide care and treatment for children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS. Ellie developed a renewed passion for the work and was able to use her skills to help with the successful fundraising Black Ball events in New York. After a few years working remotely with New York, Ellie set up the UK branch of Arms Around the Child and created The Black Ball London creating funds for sites in India and Africa. 2012 saw a new focus on orphans and children affected by the AIDS crisis providing loving homes, surrounding care, love, hope and respect.