Following the tragic death of 13 year old Kyrece Francis on 22nd July 2014 in the River Thames at Marlow, Buckinghamshire life saving equipment and signs are to be installed along the River Thames between Marlow and Bourne End.
The project, backed by Wycombe District Council and the charity Kyrece’s Legacy, aims to have the life saving equipment, including life jackets, buoys and signs of awareness, installed before the summer holidays.
The project has been entered to receive a grant from the Aviva Community Fund of up £25,000, this would allow Kyrece’s Legacy to work with other county’s and boroughs to install safety equipment and signs further along the Thames.
The grants are allocated on the number of votes they receive from the public. You can register and vote for the life saving project which aims to prevent further tragedies using this link https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/3255/. Each person will receive 10 votes which they can allocate towards the project of their choice.
Further information can be found on the ky22 website.