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About the RLSS UK Christmas Appeal

As the summer sun fades and people prepare for the festive season ahead, we’re asking you to consider those in our community who are less likely to be looking forward to Christmas.

On average, around 700 people die from drowning each year in the UK and Ireland and many more people suffer life-changing injury as a result of non-fatal drowning incidents. 

Last year, RLSS UK’s drowning prevention activities reached over 390,000 parents and over 197,000 school children and with your help, we’d like to increase this for 2020.

Money raised through our Christmas Appeal will help us support the vital work delivered by our ‘Community Drowning Prevention Co-ordinators' (CPDCs) across the UK. These members of staff support the delivery of vital lifesaving activity and co-ordinate fundraising initiatives, programmes and project growth. The generation of bespoke activities owing to local needs, deliver a mass of community education events.

RLSS UK`S CDPCs also bring together partners, to develop and influence multi-agency water safety partnerships and identify local bodies, education authorities and supporters to drive drowning prevention education.

Your vital support enables us to continue our work in preventing families from going through the overwhelming grief of losing a member of their family to drowning.


How you can get involved 

Our A-Z Christmas Fundraising Guide

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Whether you are a keen athlete or love a baking challenge, there are many ways you could raise funds for RLSS UK.

We have put together a ‘Christmas Appeal Pack’ which provides lots of fun and easy ideas on how you can get involved. 

Download the A-Z Christmas Guide

Our Christmas Cards

Download our eCards.

We wish our valued customers a very Merry Christmas 
We wish our valued supporters a very Merry Christmas

We encourage you to send one of our 2019 Christmas cards electronically and donate the money you save on postage, to RLSS UK.

  • You will help us fund our water safety and drowning prevention work and be spreading awareness of the charity.
  • Look out for our social media advent calendar which you can also share!

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