We are sad to hear of the passing of Councillor Sally Ann Ephson. Cllr Ephson was a committed friend of the Sickle Cell Society who served two terms on our Board of Trustees. She was a passionate advocate for the sickle cell community, using her platform and position to speak on these issues, and was active in her local support group, too. She was a frequent face at our AGM, a true and much-loved friend.
Her vocal advocacy for the sickle cell cause had an impact high up, bringing us and our issues to the attention of the Mayor of London himself. Speaking of the passing of Cllr Ephson, Sadiq Khan, said:
Sally-Ann also served on the board of the Sickle Cell Society, and was a strong advocate for both improved access to and better quality of care for those with the disease.
I will remember Sally-Ann fondly as a dear friend, determined campaigner and, above all, as someone who never stopped smiling. Rest in peace, Sally-Ann.
Sally Ann Ephson will be missed by all at the Society. May her soul rest in peace.