History returns to Royal Life Saving Society WA

4 February 2016

Some history came back to Royal Life Saving Society WA today, with a member of the public discovering some certificates from the 1940s.

Karen Mercer contacted us to say she had discovered a framed Royal Life Saving Society Intermediate Certificate, given to William Cunningham in 1940, along with two other certificates given to William’s brother Ray.

The certificates belong to Jimmy Cunningham, William’s son, and were discovered in the bottom of a cupboard by Karen, who has been caring for Jimmy since his mother passed away recently.

Jimmy is the last surviving member of the Cunningham family, and was very happy when staff member Bronwyn Hill went to collect the certificates today, saying he was glad they’d be going to a new home where they will be looked after.

The certificates will be displayed in a cabinet at the Royal Life Saving Society WA headquarters in Mount Claremont.