Iris Goldsmith: 'Everything I do is for her' says dad
By Sammy Jenkins, Matthew Pick & Amanda Parr
The father of a girl killed in an accident on the family's farm says everything he does is for his daughter.
Iris Goldsmith, 15, died when the all-terrain type vehicle she was driving overturned near North Brewham, Somerset, in 2019.
Parents Kate Rothschild and Ben Goldsmith have since set up an environmental charity in her memory.
Mr Goldsmith said: "I feel everything that I do is infused in some way with her presence."
Financier Mr Goldsmith said they decided to set up the Iris Project, which provides grant funding and mentoring to young environmentalists worldwide, because his "mischief making" daughter Iris had a "profound love of nature".
Mr Goldsmith said she was always outdoors, immersing herself in nature by swimming in the pond, climbing up trees and building dens with her siblings.
He said he had "no doubt" that Iris, who dreamed of becoming a barrister, "would have gone on to do good things in the world about matters that she cared about", including nature and animals.