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Royal Life Saving Society – Australia welcomes new Patron

Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia David Hurley
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25/08/2019

Royal Life Saving Society – Australia is honoured to welcome His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, as our new Patron.

In a statement His Excellency writes “A hot summer day spent swimming in the river or creek or having fun around the pool are iconic Australian images and familiar to so many.

“That is why Royal Life Saving Australia’s vision of a nation free from drowning should resonate with all of us.

“Through their advocacy, leadership, practical support and so much more, Royal Life Saving Australia have made and continue to make a profound difference and contribution to our nation.

“I am delighted to become their Patron and look forward to working closely with staff, supporters and volunteers over the next five years.”

2019 marks a special year in Royal Life Saving Society – Australia’s history as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. That means 125 years of saving lives, preventing drowning, and promoting swimming and water safety across Australia.

In welcoming His Excellency’s patronage, Royal Life Saving Australia President, Mr Cameron Eglington, said “We value His Excellency’s support as we deliver drowning prevention, lifesaving, and swimming and water safety programs throughout Australia, with a special focus on those at greatest risk of drowning, such as those living in rural and regional areas, Indigenous Australians, children, economically disadvantaged communities and those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.”