Workers wear trunks to raise awareness for Water Safety

MHDE'Trunks'Daventry and District Housing
MHDE'Trunks'Daventry and District Housing
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STAFF at a Daventry housing association turned up to work in their swimming costumes for Water Safety Awareness Week.

The workers at Daventry and District Housing (DDH) were taking part in Top Trunks, the culmination of the week run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK).

The national campaign was held to help reduce the number of accidental deaths from drowning in the UK. Latest figures from the National Water Safety Forum show that there were 420 accidental deaths from drowning in 2010.

Hayley Davies, executive director at DDH, said: “It was great fun to do something so different and at the same time help such a worthy cause.

“Some of the team really went for it, and we had a day of people going about their usual day job dressed in swimming costumes.

“Our sheltered housing schemes also got on board by donating money to the work of RLSS UK at their local coffee mornings.

“I would encourage other local businesses to look out for next year’s campaign and take part.”