Escape the office and join us at the Hanningfield Reservoir for a wonderful evening of summer networking in the most magnificent surroundings.
Hanningfield is renowned for its nationally important populations of wildfowl and the reservoir is a wonderful haven for nature and wildlife. The ideal place to hear from Dawn Wood, professional police boat skipper with the Essex Police Marine Unit who rows across oceans to raise awareness of plastic pollution.
Dawn has spent the last 33 years living and working in riverside and coastal towns. She knows first-hand the impact pollution has on our oceans and has a real passion to make an impact on the problem.
In January 2019 Dawn Wood rowed solo and unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness about plastics pollution in our oceans. She completed the mission in 51 days becoming one of only 9 women on the planet who has ever completed this mission.
Not to sit down for too long, in August this year Dawn is planning an official world record attempt to row into the Arctic circle with her Husband Jaime.
The row is an official world record attempt to become:
- The first female to row the Arctic
- The first mixed crew
- The first related crew
- The farthest north ever reached on an open water rowing expedition
Join us to hear how they got on with one of the toughest challenges on earth.
Date: Thursday 27th August 2019 4.30pm to 6.30pm (Buffet & Refreshments Provided)
Venue: The Fishing Lodge, Hanningfield Reservoir, Giffords Lane, South Hanningfield, Chelmsford, CM3 8HX
Cost to attend: £20.00 + VAT Members and £32.00 + VAT Non-Members
4.30pm – Registration, refreshments & networking
5.00pm – Welcome from Essex Chambers
5.05pm – Presentation from Dawn Wood
5.30pm – Networking and buffet
6.30pm – Event Close
Dawn Wood is a commercially endorsed yachtmaster and an accredited instructor in many maritime disciplines such as RYA navigation, vhf radio, RADAR, advanced powerboat and yachtmaster to name just a few. She has worked commercially on the water for 16 years as a police boat skipper so is no stranger to working in extreme maritime environments. She knows first-hand the impact pollution has on our oceans and has a real passion to make an impact on the problem.
There is currently more than 8 million tonnes of plastics that have been discarded into our oceans. This plastic takes centuries to degrade so the more plastic we discard the worse the problem is going to get. Dawn has actively been raising awareness about this global problem by creating a high profile platform to spread her message. She has spoken in over 50 school across Essex during the last 12 months, encouraged others to reduce their single use plastics by setting up a plastic free campaign in her local town and generally tries to lead by example.
To find out more visit www.rowaurora.co.uk