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Dittons Skiff & Punting Club raises funds for the Mayor’s charity

A crew of rowers from Ditton’s Skiff & Punting Club took part in the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Procession on 10 September alongside over 170 other boats.

The Great River Race is an annual race from London Docklands to Richmond, a distance of 22 miles. Due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, two days beforehand, the event was rescheduled as a memorial procession during the period of national mourning. The Dittons crew had been fundraising for the Mayor of Elmbridge’s chosen charity, The Brain Tumour Charity, and carried the Mayoress of Elmbridge, Mrs Heather Waugh, as a passenger. The row raised well over £1,000 for the charity.

The Mayor, Councillor Simon Waugh, said “we were all greatly saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II and it was very fitting that the Great River Race was rescheduled as a memorial procession, and I was very pleased that the crew from Dittons took part and were able to raise much needed funds for my chosen charity.”

Nick Ronald (Captain DSPC), The Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Simon Waugh, The Mayoress of Elmbridge Mrs Heather Waugh, Andy Wells, Simon Leifer