SWIM KIDS Operation 10,000 is a joint fundraising initiative of UNCLE TOBYS and Royal Life Saving Society - Australia which raises awareness and funds to provide free or subsidised swimming and water safety courses for children who would otherwise miss out.
In Australia, drowning remains one of the leading causes of preventable death in children. Every year, more than 50 children between the ages of 0-17 drown, highlighting the importance of swimming and water safety education for all Australian children.
While many children are learning these skills, alarmingly thousands of Australian children are missing out because of a lack of access or social and economic disadvantage.
Help UNCLE TOBYS and Royal Life Saving to provide 10,000 less fortunate children with the opportunity to learn to swim by:
Royal Life Saving Society - Australia CEO Justin Scarr, said, "We know that too many children miss out and are at increased risk of drowning through no fault of their own. With the support of UNCLE TOBYS we are raising awareness that swimming and water safety education is the fundamental right of all Australian children."
SWIM KIDS OPERATION 10,000 - JOSEPH'S STORY:
At 7 years of age, Joseph is a charismatic child with a lively personality that is simply contagious. He lives in regional Australia with his Dad and is just one of the less fortunate children that have not had access to swimming lessons.
Nominated by Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, Joseph received a term of swimming and water safety lessons through Royal Life Saving's Swim and Survive program.