Rowing in a good cause

Emma Norton, from the City of London road safety team, will be rowing 20 miles along the Thames this weekend, raising money for Cancer Research UK while remembering two colleagues who passed away from the disease.

As part of a team of nine from the City of London authority, Emma will complete the ‘City of London Row’ in memory of the late Patricia Dunkley and Angela Smith, both long-serving London-based road safety officers.

Angela Smith, road safety officer for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, passed away in December 2011 after a short illness, aged 54 years. Angela was involved in many projects, including cross-borough and pan-London initiatives. She took a leading role in developing pan-London drug-driving awareness campaigns and ran Tower Hamlets’ very successful Junior Citizen Scheme.

Patricia Dunkley worked for many years in Bexley’s road safety team before moving to Kensington and Chelsea to take up the post of Road Safety Manager.

Emma and the rest of the team, who will row from St Katherine’s Dock to Teddington, are also raising money for the London Air Ambulance, Road Peace and the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

Taking place this Saturday (7 May) the crew will set off at 10.30am and hope to complete the distance in less than four hours.

So far, they raised more than £3,400, just short of their £5,000 target. If you would like to support their efforts, head to their JustGiving page.

05 May 2016