ROSIE Holliday, our long-serving Head Receptionist, has come up with a wonderful way to acknowledge a loved one this Christmas while supporting a local organisation which is working to conquer the stigma of mental health.

Rosie, who has worked at King’s Ely for 38 years and is also Honorary Secretary to the Old Eleans’ Club, is encouraging people to have the names of their loved ones – be that friends, family members, pets etc – written on festive baubles, which will then be hung on the large Christmas tree outside the school’s Old Palace.

Rosie is asking for a minimum donation of £3 per bauble and all funds raised will be donated to Talking FreELY – a local non-profit organisation which encourages open discussion about mental health in the Ely area.

The baubles will be available to buy from the Mind Charity Shop in Ely High Street on Saturdays 23rd and 30th November from 10.30am-3.30pm and Saturday 7th December from 10.30am-1pm.

Alternatively, you can visit the Memory Baubles Ely 2019 Crowdfunding page: and, along with your donation, leave the name you wish to be remembered in the comments box. Rosie can then add these to a bauble on your behalf.

The Memory Baubles will be hung at the Old Palace on Saturday 7th December at 3.30pm, following which there will be a blessing by our School Chaplain, Revd Dr Ros Lane.

To get involved with the initiative or for more information, please email Rosie on

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