The mother of Megan Roberts, the York student who died in the River Ouse earlier this year, has joined forces with a new charity, set up to help patrol the waterways and hopefully prevent further tragedies.
Megan, from Wetherby, died in January after falling into the river following a night out with friends and now her mum Jackie is supporting the York Rescue Boat charity founded by Dave Benson.
They both came into the Calendar Studio and Jackie told Christine Talbot why she got involved in the project:
The mother of York student Megan Roberts who drowned in the River Ouse is backing a newly-formed rescue charity. York River Rescue is now raising funds for a boat to patrol the river and help to save lives.
Jackie Roberts, from Wetherby, says she heartily supports the charity which aims to make the rivers of York safer by education and awareness, as well as by providing a patrol and rescue boat.
It's hoped the boat will eventually patrol the river at high risk times of the day and night, such as mid-week student nights, Friday night and Saturday afternoons and nights.
The mother of Megan Roberts, the York student who died when she fell into the river after a night out, has spoken exclusively to ITV Calendar as she calls for new protective measures to be put in place along the riverside in the city.
For Jackie Roberts, hearing of the discovery of Megan's body brought up mixed feelings:
You can see Jackie's full interview on ITV Calendar at 6pm.