Olympic swimming star and UNCLE TOBYS Ambassador Cate
Campbell was at Lawnton Aquatic Centre on Sunday 29 April to support Swim Kids
Lawnton Aquatic Centre hosted a Swimathon and Family Fun Day
to raise awareness and funds for Swim Kids Operation 10,000; a fundraising
campaign which is assisting Royal Life Saving Society – Australia provide free
or subsidised Swim and Survive courses for 10,000 children who would otherwise
Lawnton Aquatic Centre raised $1096 for the Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund,
by holding a sausage sizzle every Saturday morning and collecting donations at
Reception for a month.
The Swimathon and Family Fun Day was the grand finale to Lawnton’s
Peer to Peer Online Fundraising campaign. Event activities included CPR and
recovery position ‘Have a Go’ sessions, family aqua aerobics, Swimathon relays,
noodle races and remarkable water safety advice from Olympic swimming star and
UNCLE TOBYS Ambassador Cate Campbell.
Royal Life Saving Society – Australia would like to encourage Swim
and Survive Partner facilities, sports clubs and members of the community to
conduct their own Peer to Peer Fundraising activity to enable us to provide
more children with the opportunity to Swim and Survive.
"Learning to swim is a vital safety skill that
all Australian children should learn. We don't want children missing out
because their parents can't afford the lessons." says Royal Life Saving
Society - Australia CEO Rob Bradley. “Every donation, no matter how big
or small could save the life of a less fortunate child, by providing them with
vital skills in personal survival, water safety and basic rescue.”
The Swimathon and Family Fun Day was hosted in Partnership
with Royal Life Saving Society – Australia, Belgravia Leisure and Lawnton
Drowning is a leading cause of preventable death in children
aged 0-4 years. More than 50 children between the ages of 0-17 drown in
Australia every year, highlighting the importance of swimming and water safety
education for all Australian children. While many children are learning these
skills, alarmingly, thousands of Australian children are missing out because of
a lack of access or through financial disadvantage.
To set up your own Peer to Peer Fundraising Page in support of the
Royal Life Saving Swim and Survive Fund or to make a donation, please visit http://royallifesavingonlinefundraising.org.au/event/swimandsurvivefund.