Left Unity Media Release:
Campaigners against child abuse will release white balloons and lay white flowers at the former site of the notorious Elm Guest House on Monday.
The vigil will be held Monday, September 15, 3.45pm at 27 Rocks Lane, Barnes, London SW13 0DB.
Phil Frampton, founding chair of the Care Leavers Association, is organising the event, which is being held under the slogan ‘Stop government child abuse cover ups. Time for truth – parliament must act’. He said:
“I intend for some white flowers to be laid opposite the former site of notorious Elm Guest House, on Rocks Lane, Barnes in memory of Martin Ellis, my childhood buddy and one of the many kids in my children’s homes whose lives were destroyed and ultimately taken down by the impact of abuse.
“White balloons and flowers were the symbols of childhood innocence used by Belgians when they protested in 1996 at the deaths of scores of children at the hands of the abusers, whilst their government stood by. Today they are again a symbol of the innocent who have suffered so much.”
Peter Saunders of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood and Pete McKelvie, a key whistleblower on elite abuse, will be speaking.
Left wing political party Left Unity is supporting the event.
Felicity Dowling of Left Unity said:
“Elm Guest House is still awaiting a full investigation, and so are so many other sites where it has been known for many years there was child abuse by the rich and powerful.
“Those in public office who have hidden and protected child abuse and abusers must go. This includes the abusers in high places in this country.
“Left Unity demands a viable and fearless inquiry prepared to give value and dignity to the life of every child.”