17th June 21
Halliford School is delighted to support a wonderful local initiative to bring a new Ferry Service to the River Thames in Lower Sunbury. This marvellous volunteer project has been launched with the support of the local council and will link Lower Sunbury with Walton on the opposite bank. Halliford School has many links with local charities and businesses, and this project had a particular appeal to our Headmaster. Prior to moving to Lower Sunbury and taking up his position as Headmaster at Halliford School, Mr Davies had worked for a number of years as a Volunteer Crew Member with the RNLI serving on both the East and West Coasts of the UK on both offshore and inshore lifeboats. He was keen to put his prior experience to good use to help the local community and is delighted to have been offered a place as one of the four Lead Skippers on the project.
In addition, Halliford School has undertaken to cover the cost of the Crew Uniform as one of the project sponsors and have provided the meeting location for the extremely popular community meetings to get the project launched. It is very much hoped that as the project grows, there will be opportunities for students at the School to get involved and support in a variety of ways as part of the many volunteering projects they take part in locally.
Headmaster Mr Davies said, “It is a magnificent opportunity for the School to get involved in this splendid community project, and I have been so inspired by the work undertaken by Neil and Simon from the Sunbury Ferry Project. What they have achieved in the short space of time is truly remarkable, and I am delighted to use my skills and the support from the School to help the project in this early stage become a wonderful success. I can’t wait to get on the water again and to get to meet lots of people who will hopefully enjoy this new service!”
For more information please visit the Sunbury Ferry website.