It’s your last chance to sign up and support Drowning Prevention Week!

13 June 2018

It’s your last chance to sign up and support Drowning Prevention Week!

We’ve been overwhelmed with the support this year and we are so excited for the campaign to start.

People are coming up with such innovative and exciting ideas to teach water safety in ways that everyone can enjoy. Here are just some of the activities people have told us about so far:

  • The UK’s leading leisure operators have elected to run a compelling programme of activities across all their sites, meaning more than 450,000 people will be reached with water safety messaging throughout the campaign. A massive thanks for GLL, Places for People, Everyone Active, Parkwood Leisure, Freedom Leisure and Serco for their support.
  • Direct Signs are distributing a leaflet to all their clients to raise awareness of water safety and drowning prevention week.
  • The City & County of Swansea is advertising the campaign on the side of their van, to raise awareness amongst thousands of residents.
  • Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is supporting the campaign by launching its One Last Breath video campaign which starkly depicts two teenagers who drowned after going into the water at a reservoir on a hot summer day – and the impact on their friends and family left behind. The company has released the video as part of the campaign, along with an innovative “360” video that people can view on their mobiles through Facebook and YouTube.
  • Hundreds of schools have downloaded our water safety resources to ensure their pupils know how to stay safe.

 

And so much more!

Join us in our efforts to cut down the number of drowning and near-drowning incidences.
Register now HERE to get involved.

Don’t forget to include us in your social media posts so we can share your wonderful activities.

More than 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year, and RLSS UK estimates that for every drowning death that occurs, there are more than 10 near drownings, with many of these leading to life-changing injuries

Drowning Prevention Week, the national campaign run by The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and this year supported by RNLI, aims to ensure everyone knows how to have fun and stay safe near water. Running from 15 to 25 June 2018, the campaign will see hundreds of leisure centres, schools, businesses and youth groups utilising RLSS UK’s water safety resources in their communities.