Plaque to be installed in honour of hero Folajimi who died while rescuing drowning woman from the Thames


“May his selflessness and compassion inspire people to commit themselves to helping others”

Bermondsey hero Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, who died after leaping into the Thames to save a drowning woman, will have a plaque installed in his honour.

Selfless Folajimi, better known as Jimi, a former pupil at Harris Academy Peckham, died in the Thames’ choppy waters on Friday, April 24, aged just twenty.

Local charity Living Bankside will erect the plaque at Cathedral Square, next to Southwark Cathedral, on Sunday, January 22.


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