Shake a tin to help Life Saving WA
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”.