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Support Rosie’s Fund and help raise money for Momentum

Rosie’s Fund has been set up in memory of Rosie Mitchell, who died aged 15 on 17 September 2016, while rowing on the Thames.


Family friends of Rosie Mitchell, Rob, Adam and Matt are running this year’s London Marathon in her memory, and to raise money for Momentum, the local charity that provided invaluable support to the Mitchell family since she passed away.

Rosie Mitchell, 15, collapsed on 17 September while rowing at Kingston Rowing Club, “doing what she loved with the friends she loved,” Andrew Mitchell, her father, said.


Rosie was a vivacious, fun-loving, bright and beautiful daughter, sister and friend who was blossoming into a wonderful young woman with great potential. She was a successful student at Grey Court School, a keen rower and up-and-coming model, with a great group of friends and a very full and happy social life. Rosie was an extremely active, healthy and fit girl and her passing has been a great shock to all who knew her. Her sudden death is believed to be due to cardiac arrhythmia.

Rosie’s Fund was created by Rosie’s friends and family, along with Grey Court School, to help children and their families live better lives. The Mitchell family has decided that all donations to Rosie’s Fund for Rob’s, Matt’s and Adam’s London Marathon attempt will go to Momentum.

Momentum supports children and their families across Surrey and South West London who are faced with the diagnosis of cancer or other life-limiting conditions. The charity offers practical and emotional support through its Family Support Programme, and through Momentum Echoes it provides a specialist bereavement service to families who have suffered the unimaginable heartbreak of losing a child.

You can support Rosie’s Fund and the charity Momentum by donating through the Just Giving page.