Thames Well Wishing Memorial Fund. Launched All Hallow Church, Tower of London @ 3pm
It is estimated that the River Thames claimed the lives of 50 people a year either through suicide, accidents or crime. The results from private research carried out by former River Police officer, Robert Jeffries. He also found that many who have lost someone close to them have nowhere to go along the Thames to mourn.
Remember who died
Now that is all going to change. Design award winner and inventor Clare Newton has taken up the challenge. She has designed a monument that, when finished, will be placed by the River for the grieving public. Be a part of this unique venture that will provide somewhere to go to remember the ones who died in the Thames. The aim is to have a focal point for anybody who feels the need to remember or commemorate a lost life that was dear to them.
The project needs public help and funding is needed. And there will be rewards. Clare has set-up the Thames Well Wishing Memorial Fund where you can find more on the collaboration. Join us – losing a loved one is hard – having a memorial is forever.
To participate visit: http://thamesmemorial.wix.com/
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It’s been 4 years in the making. Story of #Memorial for lives lost in #TheThames https://t.co/pdF4hP7uI7 Launching #February 2019 #suicide #drowning @ThamesVP @MuseumofLondon pic.twitter.com/6WkHEfpIKf
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It’s been 5 years in the making #Memorial for those who lost lives in the #Thames.This the story behind idea #Memorial https://t.co/pdF4hP7uI7 Special service @AllHallowsTower for the launch #June25 2019 3pm #suicide #drowning @MPSonthewater #towerbridge pic.twitter.com/Nklupkzpf7
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) June 24, 2019