Canberra Labor Club Saves Act Kids Lives

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 30 October 2009


Canberra Labor Club Saves ACT Kids Lives


The Canberra Labor Club will present $35,000 to the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia in

support of the Swim and Survive Drowning Prevention, as part of the UNCLE TOBYS

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Big Splash

Swimathon at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre (CISAC) in Bruce, ACT this

Saturday. The funds will help Royal Life Saving to reach over 3,000 ACT children with lifesaving

water safety skills.


The cheque will be presented Saturday 31 October at 2.35pm to Royal Life Saving President

Chief Justice Terence Higgins by Canberra Labor Club Vice President, Tony Luchetti, at the

Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre (CISAC) in Bruce, ACT.  


CISAC is hosting an Active Family Fun Day and UNCLE TOBYS

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Big Splash Swimathon that

features Commonwealth Gold Medalist and UNCLE TOBYS

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Ambassador Jana Pittman to help

raise funds for the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia to reduce child drowning. 


Child drowning remains the leading cause of accidental death in children in Australia, with 50

children aged 0-15 drowning in the past year. Teaching children swimming and water safety skills

can help protect young lives now and into their future.


Arthur Roufogalis, Canberra Labor Club CEO, says the Canberra Labor Club is proudly working

with the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia to help make a difference and reduce drowning. 


“We are proud to be supporting an incredible organisation like Royal Life Saving,” Roufogalis said.

“We’re excited that these funds will help the community in such a valuable way, giving kids access

to the water safety skills and knowledge that could one day save their lives.”


“The generous support of the Canberra Labor Club will help ensure that every child in the ACT

has access to swimming and water safety education, regardless of the soci-economic

background”, said Royal Life Saving ACT CEO Sean Hodges.


Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre

Active Family Fun Day and UNCLE TOBYS

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Big Splash Swimathon will be held:

Date: Saturday 31 October

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 100 Eastern Valley Way, Bruce

Phone: (02) 6251 7888




MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Media are welcome to attend. Jana Pittman will be available for interviews and photos, however

media will be required to contact Monique Sharp, National Manager Events, Royal Life Saving on

(02) 8217 3123, mobile: 0403 428 616 to advise if they are attending.








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