Royal Life Saving Day 2016

4 November 2016
Royal Life Saving Society WA is focused on the prevention of drowning in our state. We’re determined to empower every member of our community to be safe when in, on or around water, through the provision of swimming and water safety education and drowning prevention programs.Volunteer at Butler Train Station with Quackers merchandise and collection duck

There were 37 drowning deaths recorded in WA during the 2015-16 financial year, with each of these representing a family and community deeply impacted both emotionally and physically in the most tragic way by the loss of a family member or friend.

As a community based not for profit organisation we rely on the support of donors and volunteers to ensure our message reaches the wider WA community.

Volunteer at train station with merchadise and Quackers collection duckToday is Royal Life Saving Day, our signature fundraising event. This morning we had volunteers shaking our Quackers collection ducks in the city and at train stations across the metro area, urging members of the WA community to dig deep and make a donation to assist us in continuing our vital swimming, water safety and drowning prevention education across our state, and we received fantastic support! Dippy Duck and Walter the Watchdog were also out and about, even making their way to Splash City Waterpark!

Royal Life Saving Society WA CEO Peter Leaversuch says, “Every drowning death is preventable, and with your support we can spread the message that ‘Everyone Can Be A Lifesaver!’, whether it be through learning first aid and CPR, learning to swim, or simply giving up some of your time to support our work to prevent drowning.”

Donations will also assist us in providing financial support to families affected by non-fatal drowning incidents, as they deal with the impact of a life forever changed due to injuries caused by their non-fatal drowning.

If you didn't see one of our volunteers today you can still support Royal Life Saving Day by making a tax deductible donation at the link below.

Dippy Duck and Royal Life Saving Day volunteers at Splash City