Welcome to the MikeEllisMemorialFund.org.uk website
The Mike Ellis Memorial Fund was launched following the tragic death of Mike Ellis on 2nd April 2012. Mike was killed when the motorcycle he was riding as part of his job was hit by a reversing lorry on a one-way road through the industrial estate where he worked. Despite the best efforts of two retained firefighters who worked nearby and who had a defibrillator with them, Mike died at the scene from multiple crush injuries.
Family, friends and colleagues decided it would be appropriate to raise money in Mike’s memory to buy a defibrillator for the Northwick Business Park in Blockley, where Mike worked, so that there was one permanently available in the event of an emergency. In September 2012 Watsonian Squire organised a motorbike ride out to start raising funds. As a result, MEMF have now purchased the defibrillator for the business park, but it has been decided to register as a charity (pending) and continue to raise funds for defibrillators for other rural communities, as well as supporting the Midlands Air Ambulance -an essential part of the emergency work in rural areas
Mike was always an enthusiastic supporter of the Midlands Air Ambulance, but even more so than when, just a few weeks before he died, he was out mountain biking in the Malverns with some friends and colleagues when one of the group had a horrific crash and received serious head injuries. The Midlands Air Ambulance was on the scene very quickly and transferred the injured man to a Birmingham hospital for immediate and life-saving treatment. Just a few weeks later, the Midlands Air Ambulance also attended when Mike was fatally injured, but sadly was unable to do anything to help him.
The plan is to make the ride out an annual event. Please see the news page for details of this year’s events and spread the word, so that we get as much support as possible