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

Kathy bravely took to the skies!

Our Community Drowning Prevention Co-ordinator Hannah Wiggins-Bettles had the pleasure of meeting two of our active fundraising volunteers last week, Kathy and Paige. Read more

Heroic actions with tragic consequences

I read with real sadness this week, of the inquest into the tragic death of 14-year-old Teya Davies. The inquest made clear that in heroically trying to save her friends’ life – she lost her own. Read more

Our Interim CEO Rick Tazzini's Monthly Update (January 2019)

In my initial days as Interim CEO here at RLSS UK, I have had a busy time getting to know more about the valuable lifesaving work undertaken across the UK and Ireland, by our loyal force of Trainers,Members, Volunteers and Staff.  The work each and every one of you do helps to prevent unnecessary loss of life. Read more

A message from newly appointed Trustee Board Youth Advisor

Hello! I’m James and I’m delighted to introduce myself as the new Youth Advisor to the Board of Trustees. Read more

Bridging the Gap

Chris Harper, the RLSS UK’s Youth Advisor to the Management Board, has given us an insight into the Youth Development Officer’s role… Read more

Getting to know your Board of Trustees – Bryan Finlay

What do you do in life outside of RLSS UK? I am a qualified paramedic and currently work for the Scottish Ambulance Service as a regional community resuscitation development manager. Read more