SSRP @ EllieFest 2022

Posted on Monday 11th July 2022 in Education and Training, News

The Ellie Thornton Foundation is a charitable incorporated organisation, established in 2017 by Ben and Vicky Thornton in memory of Ellie Georgia Thornton, aged 11, who died, after she was involved in a road traffic accident in West Sussex, as she walked to school in March 2017.

Ellie was an extraordinary girl with an extraordinary life, marked by her desire to have fun, her obsession with theme parks, and her ability to engage anyone in conversation, adult or child. Ellie was worldly, resilient, bubbly and full of ideas and ambitions.  She wanted to help children who didn’t have the same opportunities that she did and recognised that she was lucky to travel the world and have amazing family experiences. The Ellie Thornton Foundation will champion what was important to her, and what is important to her family, in her name.


More information is available online at: What we do – The Ellie Thornton Foundation

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership attended EllieFest 2022 supporting The Ellie Thornton Foundation’s passion for road safety interventions. The road safety team welcomed questions from anybody interested in road safety, or with road safety concerns. Available to those attending was an array of road safety resources which included high-vis accessories, ‘Safer For’ booklets, and much more.

We had a Sussex Police motorbike and car, alongside our Engagement Vehicle, which proved to be a massive hit along with the beer goggles!

Thank you to the Ellie Thornton Foundation for championing interventions to support road safety for children travelling to and from school and inviting us along to the event.

All in memory of Ellie Thornton, a girl who loved a festival.


🌟🎪Our album of photos, taken at #ELLIEFEST Saturday 9th of July, is now live on Facebook. 🎪🌟

Pop over and have a browse through some of our favourite pictures from the event!! 👇