I'm most impressed with my wife. She has joined the crew of Mothers for Father Thames who will be rowing in the Great River Race from Docklands to Ham House on Saturday 9 September on behalf of the Father Thames Trust. Here is the full wording of their press release:
Among the entrants from Richmond this year is ‘Mothers for Father Thames’, a mature all- female crew including two novice oarswomen, who are rowing to raise money for the Father Thames Trust (registered charity No. 1054655) and the Thames Landscape Strategy, which work to preserve the Arcadian Thames.
Richmond residents Hilary Pereira, Linda Duffield and Lizzie Danckwerts, together with Jos Thompson and Frances Kavanagh from Church Island, Staines, will row the 21.6 miles, expecting to take over four hours, from Docklands to Ham in a replica 1916 ship's tender, the Lillan, made by Mark Edwards at Richmond Bridge Boathouse.
Linda Duffield, a Trustee of the Father Thames Trust, said: ‘If you love this beautiful stretch of the Thames with its historic views and vistas, please help us ensure that future generations continue to have the same pleasure and access to the River that we do whilst protecting its unique wildlife and ecosystems.’
If you would like to support ‘Mothers for Father Thames’, you can donate online: www.justgiving.com/fatherthamestrust
For more information on what to expect and where best to watch, please visit: www.greatriverrace.co.uk
Come and enjoy the fun and entertainment for all the family along Richmond Riverside on 9 September.