Celebrating South Africa’s real life heroes

2019-05-14 06:00
The deserving lifeguards who received the first ever Hero Awards, presented by Lifesaving Western Province and I&J

The deserving lifeguards who received the first ever Hero Awards, presented by Lifesaving Western Province and I&J

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The first ever Hero Awards were held at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

The awards were organised by Lifesaving Western Province (LWP), a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers. The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards. The lifeguards contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

Applauding local heroes

For the ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards.

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving

“During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.

“They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said I&J has recently started supporting the NPO. During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today. The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

Lifesaving Western Province (LWP) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers.

The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs,.

They are stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards who contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For this awards ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards. Applauding the brave

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were lifeguards from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving

“During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.

“They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said that in addition to being a long-standing platinum member of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), I&J has recently started supporting LWP, the NPO which aims to serve the beach-goers of South Africa who find themselves in the Western Cape.

During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today.

The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

The awards were organised by Lifesaving Western Province (LWP), a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers. The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs.

They are stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards.

The lifeguards contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For the ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards. Applauding the brave

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving

“During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.

“They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said I&J has recently started supporting the NPO.Success

During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today.

The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

Lifesaving Western Province (LWP) is a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers.

The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards who contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For this awards ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards. Applauding the brave

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were lifeguards from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving“During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.

“They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said that in addition to being a long-standing platinum member of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), I&J has recently started supporting LWP, the NPO which aims to serve the beach-goers of South Africa who find themselves in the Western Cape.

During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today.

The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

The awards were organised by Lifesaving Western Province (LWP), a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers. The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards.

The lifeguards contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For the ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards.

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving: “During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.”

During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today. V Visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 021 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

The awards were organised by Lifesaving Western Province (LWP), a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers. The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards.

The lifeguards contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For the ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards.

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving

“During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019.

“They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said I&J has recently started supporting the NPO.

During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation.

This can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today.

The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

The first ever Hero Awards were held at the Two Oceans Aquarium on Saturday 4 May to pay tribute to the men and women who were able to rescue swimmers and save lives in the last year.

The awards were organised by Lifesaving Western Province (LWP), a non-profit organisation (NPO) which aims to provide an essential volunteer community service of the highest international standard to beach-goers. The organisation focuses on water safety supervision, drowning prevention and emergency response.

According to Diane Craemer, LWP’s education and development officer, there are three still water and 13 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs, stationed at some of the most popular beaches along the Cape’s coastline; where they train, examine and retest about 2 400 voluntary lifeguards. The lifeguards contribute over 30 000 voluntary hours each season.

For the ceremony, LWP asked clubs to submit rescues that had been performed, to consider the deserving rescuers for awards.

There were 13 individuals and seven squads who were given awards.

The rescuers who were awarded were from clubs including Big Bay, Clifton, Fish Hoek, Milnerton, Mnandi and Strand.

Craemer explained why the awards were held and why the winners were so deserving: “During the occasion, more than 30 lifeguards were honoured with the Hero Award in recognition of their heroism during the summer season 2018 to 2019. They received a trophy and a certificate. These awards were made possible with support from I&J, who have also given support at our local nipper competitions.”

She said I&J has recently started supporting the NPO. During the 2014/2015 year LWP reported zero drownings in the Western Cape, on the beaches supervised by the groups who form part of the organisation, which can be attributed to some of the men and women who still form part of the lifeguards today. The men and women who were honoured over the past weekend were proud of their rescues, with some saves taking place on duty and others while the rescuers themselves were enjoying relaxing holidays.V For information on Lifesaving Western Province visit http://www.lifesavingwp.co.za or call 201 715 6679.

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