Long standing Borough Councillor, Carole
Ellis, has announced she has been diagnosed with a malignant brain
Carole joined the Council in 1991 and has
represented the Great Barford Ward for the last 22 years.
During her time on the Council, she has been a
member of many Council Committees and in recent years has chaired
the Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee. Carole also
represented the Council on a number of outside groups, including
the North Beds Community Safety Partnership, Eastern Orchestral
Board and the Harpur Trust.
In 1999, Carole was made Mayor of Bedford
Borough and in that role met with Nelson Mandela during his visit
to Bedford. Carole was also leader of the Conservative Group on the
Council from 2009 until 2012.
She’s also well-known as an influential
fundraiser for a range of charities including; Headways, the Heart
Unit at Bedford Hospital and Willington Riding for the
Her passion for fundraising and helping others
has not stopped there. So as to prevent individuals from
experiencing this illness, Carole is now calling for more funding
into brain tumour research, and subsequent awareness on this
Carole has also praised her husband Edward
‘Eddie’ Ellis, who has always been by her side and is supporting
her through the illness adding that thanks to Eddie, she has been
able to reach many of her goals. Carole said the support of her
family has been ‘amazing’.
Carole Ellis said: “It is not only the
individual diagnosed with a brain tumour that suffers; it has a
devastating affect on the whole family. Much more needs to be done
to ensure funding goes towards brain tumour research, and we
desperately need to understand why this illness seems to be on the