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£475raised of £500 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £475 to Thames Memorial: Thames Well Wishing Memorial Fund

    Location
    London, United Kingdom
    Category
    In memory
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 2nd October 2017

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    Over the last couple of years, Robert Jeffries, has lead and spearheaded on his own one of the most beautiful and touching initiatives I have ever seen: the establishment of a Thames Memorial to the lives lost in the River Thames.

    Rob was a police officer in the Metropolitan Police for 32 years. The second half of his service was spent policing the River Thames. During this time he took over responsibility for the Thames Police Museum at Wapping and he continues to administer and run that as a retired police officer on a voluntary basis

    An estimated 5,000 people have died in the Thames since WW2 and it is estimated that an average of 50 lives are lost in the Thames every year, leaving behind many grieving loved-ones.

    The idea of the Memorial was born a few years ago, when Rob was contacted by a lady called Val Hills, who asked him if he could shed any light on the death of her son, Daniel, in the Thames some five years earlier.

    Currently no remembrance structure exists for mourners who have lost their loved ones in the River Thames. There is no single location in London where someone grieving the loss by drowning in the Thames of a friend or relative can go to remember and reflect on that person.

    The Thames Well Wishing Memorial will be created by award winning artist Clare Newton. It will be dedicated to every victim.

    Excitingly, an agreement has been reached whereby it will be erected in All Hallows by the Tower Church at Tower Hill within the City of London. This is a wonderful location which will provide security and easy access to the memorial in a prestigious location, close to the river. Also the Vicar of All Hallows is hoping to hold an annual service for all victims who have died in the river.

    £4,500 has been raised but we remain £500 short of our target.

    Please take a few minutes to watch a great youtube video by both Rob Jeffries and Clare Newton (in update section below)

    Thanks very much for your help

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    • Isabel Sitz5 months ago
      Isabel Sitz

      Isabel Sitz

      5 months ago

      Dear all, great news! Rob told me they raised £364 in donations over the "Open Weekend at the Thames Police Museum" this past weekend! That pushes our grand total up to around £5,600 including your very kind donations in this Just Giving page. Just to remind everybody the last fund raising event will be the "Wapping Great Walk" led by Rob on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at 1:00pm starting & finishing in Wapping Overground Station. Hope you can join us there! Please email Rob at robertjeffries@aol.com if you'd like to join us. Thanks again to all!

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    • Isabel Sitz5 months ago
      Isabel Sitz

      Isabel Sitz

      5 months ago

      If you would like to join us at the "Wapping Great Walk" led by Rob on Saturday Sept 30th at 1:00pm (start at finish at Wapping Overground Station) please contact Rob at his email: robertjeffries@aol.com It will be an amazing walk no doubt! Two hours of great history with lots of interesting anecdotes. May I take the opportunity to thank everybody again for all your support for this beautiful cause! Thank you so much! Hope I see you at the walk! Isabel

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    • Isabel Sitz5 months ago
      Isabel Sitz

      Isabel Sitz

      5 months ago

      As per Rob's letter below we are now close to the end of the fundraising stage. The last two fund raising events will take place this month: the "Open Weekend at the Thames Police Museum" will take place this weekend, both Sat and Sun (Sept 16 and 17) btw 11:00am and 5:00pm. The second event , the "Wapping Great Walk", will take place on Saturday September 30th at 1:00pm. Rob will lead a group of supporters on a walk around Wapping during two hours to explore this ancient location.The walk will start and finish at Wapping Overground Station.

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    14

    • Paul Baillache

      Paul Baillache

      Aug 3, 2017

      Well done Bob for championing this really well deserving cause

      £25.00

    • Gisela Gier

      Gisela Gier

      Jul 26, 2017

      “The St. Lawrence is mere water. The Missouri muddy water. The Thames is liquid history.” So declared John Burns – a great advocate of London’s history in 1929. Good luck.

      £20.00

    • Vera Hori

      Vera Hori

      Jul 19, 2017

      Hi Bob and MaiaI wish you acomplish your target!Well done for the beautiful work.xxVera

      £20.00

    • Kasia Jablonska

      Kasia Jablonska

      Jul 17, 2017

      Good luck! Lots of love kasia

      £30.00

    • maureen crossley

      maureen crossley

      Jul 17, 2017

      £30.00

    • Gideon Hallett

      Gideon Hallett

      Jul 17, 2017

      It's a good and worthy thing to do and we're happy to do what we can. from Gideon and Jenny.

      £50.00

    • Lin Gulliver

      Lin Gulliver

      Jul 16, 2017

      £20.00

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    Isabel Sitz

    Isabel Sitz

    London, United Kingdom

    I've been a member of City Fencing Club for over 15 years. What makes this club so special is not just the fencing but the people who belong to it: Robert Jeffries is a long time friend and beloved fencer. I want to help him achieve his goal. Pls read on. Thank you! Isabel

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