We are delighted to announce that the money raised from September’s memorable Reflections flotilla has been officially donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The first illuminated flotilla to be seen on the River Thames for over 300 years, Reflections saw some 150 boats – all of which were decorated in glistening white lights – travel through central London in a mesmerising procession.
As well as marking the passing of Her Majesty the Queen and the accession of King Charles III, Reflections also had charity at its heart. From the outset the event was designed to raise funds to support the construction of a new RNLI station at Waterloo Bridge.
We are delighted to announce that a total donation of £26,440 has now been made to the charity, with an official cheque handover taking place aboard HQS Wellington – the floating home of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners at Victoria Embankment – on Tuesday 8 November.
Many of those who made Reflections happen attended and spoke at the event. This included Chris Livett, who thanked everyone who was involved and donated to this immensely worthy cause.
We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank every organisation and individual who enabled and took part in the flotilla, both on and off the river. The new lifeboat station will make a long-lasting positive contribution to the River Thames, and you can stay updated with the RNLI’s work by visiting their website.
Remind yourself of what was a truly special evening on the River Thames by watching this fantastic video:
Image credits: Milo Robinson / Thames Festival Trust