Shake a tin to help Life Sav­ing WA

Southern Telegraph - - News -

In an ef­fort to re­duce drown­ings in the State, Royal Life Sav­ing WA is hop­ing Rock­ing­ham, Kwinana and Man­durah res­i­dents will vol­un­teer for its sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event on Novem­ber 6.

RLSWA is on the hunt for vol­un­teers who would be will­ing to spare a cou­ple of hours on the day to shake a Quakers do­na­tion duck tin in the city and at train sta­tions in the re­gion, or host one at their work­place, school or com­mu­nity group.

Ac­cord­ing to the RLSA Na­tional Drown­ing Re­port, there were 39 drown­ings recorded in WA in the past year, which equates to a 15 per cent in­crease on the five-year av­er­age.

RLSWA health pro­mo­tion and re­search se­nior man­ager Lau­ren Nimmo said each of the deaths rep­re­sented a per­sonal story which would have caused “great sor­row for fam­i­lies, friends and com­mu­ni­ties”.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion be­lieves ev­ery drown­ing is pre­ventable and hopes through its fundrais­ing day to spread the mes­sage that “ev­ery­one can be life­saver”.

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