Dear Friends, volunteers and supporters,
It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that our Honorary President, Sir Peter Harrop passed away last week. Peter was an amazing supporter of River Thames Boat Project. He was involved with us from our very early days and was our longest serving volunteer. He became Chair of Trustees in 2001, passing this role over to Richard Robinson in 2006. Peter was always positive, supportive and generous with his time. He was a phenomenal ambassador for the charity, making many strong connections over the years. He was a fount of knowledge on Boat Project matters and many other things, and a great sounding board for new ideas and plans. Last year, he gave wonderful speeches at our 30 years celebrations and made a point of coming down to the boat in Kingston to congratulate the RTBP walkers who took part in the sponsored walk.
Peter was a hugely important part of the RTBP family and he will be greatly missed by us all.
Our thoughts are with Margaret and the rest of his family at this difficult time.
Jon Chapman, Chair of Trustees