Mum Of Cyclist Killed In Hackney, To Run Marathon In Her Name

Shivon and her mother Annette Darch

Family and friends of  28 year old Shivon Watson, will be taking part in a race in Bristol on Sunday  June 13, to raise money for Fairbridge, the youth charity,  Shivon worked for.

Shivon was on her way to work the morning of March 10, when she was crushed between the railings and a tipper truck, as she and the truck navigated a left turn at the roundabout, on Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road in Hackney. Paramedics fought for an hour to save her life, but she was pronounced dead.

Her mother Annette Darch said: “For the past 4 years Shivon and myself ran the race for life. She would say c’mon mum you can do it!

Unfortunately this year on March 10th Shivon was so tragically taken from us. I feel the need to continue the race in memory of my daughter (who was only 28).

I will be doing the Race for Life alongside Shiv’s three younger sisters Lois, Amber, Tyra, other family members and Shivs friends”.

As Shivon was employed by The Fairbridge Trust in London, we feel the need to continue to raise money for this charity. Shivon was dedicated in her work and would be pleased to know we are still supporting this”.

Shivon was also a musician and clothes designer,  known by her stage name, Shiv Lizzy.  She had been short listed for the Gaymers Emerging Talent Award, with the chance to perform at this year’s Camden Crawl festival.

Ms Watson was from Bristol and had moved to Bow, where she lived with her boy friend Gus Pirelli, since last August.

The race will take place at the Downs, Bristol on Sunday 13th June at 11am.

To donate please visit Annette Darch’s Just Giving Page

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