Donation set to save lives in the Kimberley

10 December 2019

Royal Life Saving WA recently received a donation from the organisers of the Big Float event at Kununurra, where more than 800 people gathered in late October to take part in an amazingly colourful world record attempt! The inaugural Big Float, co-ordinated by Royal Life Saving WA Kimberley Development Officer Glenn Taylor and his local team, aimed at breaking the world record for the longest chain of people on floaties.

A local surveyor and drone images were used to calculate the accurate distance, which is believed to have hit 500m, well and truly surpassing the previous record of just over 215m set in Italy last year.

The Big Float was also used as a great opportunity to promote Royal Life Saving WA water safety messages to all those attending, and to raise donations to support our drowning prevention work. The donation of $1479.56 received from the day will be used by the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive team to help children learn vital swimming and water safety skills in the Kimberley community.

You can find out more about our work in the Kimberley at the link below.

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