Mumbles Lifeguard Club awarded SwansAid funding
Mumbles Lifeguard Club have been awarded funding this month after successfully applying to SwansAid.
The local lifeguard club will receive £2,000 that will be used to fund equipment, including new resuscitation manikins, with the aim of increasing the amount of young people that the organisation can train.
Based in Caswell Bay, Mumbles Lifeguard Club has been providing education and training in CPR, First Aid and lifesaving skills for over 20 years.
The training provided has enabled many members to earn qualifications and awards, with many being able to progress to become professional lifeguards working in local pools or with the RNLI on beaches.
“It is fantastic for the club to win the £2,000 award,” said Club Committee Member and Coach, Stuart Yeandle. “It is anticipated that the additional resources will increase the number of qualified members within the club and continue to build on the current performance levels.
“The grant will specifically fund the purchase of resuscitation manikins and accessories, which will be used to improve our training provision to the youth within the club. We will also be offering basic life support training to the public within our locality.
“It is hoped the additional training will result in more young people having the skills and ability to provide life support within the community should they be in such a position and be able to perform with confidence. This would assist the emergency services and benefit the community at large,” he continued.
In addition to Mumbles Lifeguard Club, SwansAid funds have been granted to Port Talbot Town Cricket Club, Tumble Family Centre and Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services.
For more information about SwansAid, please contact Helen Elton at Helen@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk