Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (August 2020)

My last blog was written just before Christmas and at that point, I was wishing everyone a happy holiday and my biggest worry was what present I was going to buy for Mrs Gofton! Oh, how things have changed. Read more

This summer #BeALifeSaver by helping 999 #KnowExactlyWhere the emergency is with what3words

The public are being encouraged to take extra precautions around water this summer by downloading the free what3words app in advance. Read more

Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (November 2019)

It’s been a busy few weeks for RLSS UK and Ireland, with 2020 set to be an exciting year in the history of the Charity. Read more

RLSS UK's Lee Heard steps in to give you October's blog

It is my pleasure to step in as a guest for this month’s blog, to sum up this year’s national Honours ceremony. Read more

Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (September 2019)

I want to start with a quick mention of our campaign #DontDrinkandDrown. This is a campaign that has a real connection with some of my previous roles working in Higher Education... Read more

Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (August 2019)

As we approach autumn and children start to prepare for their return to school, I thought it would be an excellent time to focus on the environment, our work with young people and how I see both of these elements, as key to the future development of RLSS UK. Read more

Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (July 2019)

Welcome to my July blog and I make no apologies for it being a short one. This is due to the fact that I’m away for a couple of weeks in the South of France, camping near the coastal town of Moilets. Read more

Our CEO Robert Gofton Monthly Update (June 2019)

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my last monthly blog and for asking how it could be a monthly blog when I’d only been in post for 16 days! Read more

Fantastic Festivals - water safety

As Drowning Prevention Week comes to a close, this week saw me wave six of my good friends off to Glastonbury without me and a quick check of the traffic report suggests that they were in for plain sailing en-route, only adding to my sizable pang of jealousy! Read more

Minister Zahawi – Opening address for APPG on Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

I am delighted to be here today. I would like to start by thanking the Royal Life Saving Society UK for their invitation to speak to you. I am sure we are all here today because we agree on one important thing – that even one person who loses their life due to drowning is one person too many. Read more