L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa host free family Safety at Sea event

This August, L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa will help to ensure that tourists and island residents remain safe as they enjoy the islands beautiful beaches. The AA four silver star hotel, which is situated directly on St Brelade’s Bay, has joined forces with the RNLI and teamed up with a range of other local lifesaving operations and together they will be hosting a huge family fun event on Sunday 14th August.

The water safety awareness day which takes place from 12 noon through to 4pm will bring together teams from the RNLI Lifeguards, Jersey Coastguard, Jersey Fire and Rescue, Swim-Safe and Aquasplash.

Commenting on the day Simon Miller, General Manager of L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa said, “We were delighted to select RNLI Jersey as our charity of choice earlier this year. Due to our location directly on the beach at St Brelade’s Bay and the fact that so many of our guests enjoy the Bay we felt that this partnership was a natural fit.

“We are proud to support the teams in the fantastic work they do both on and offshore and by hosting this event focusing on water safety we hope to inform and educate all those who use the beaches and enjoy the beautiful waters which surround the island.”

Visitors to the event will be able to meet the staff and crews and take part in interactive educational talks and demonstrations throughout the day, including sessions focusing on sea swimming, beach safety and resuscitation. There will be the opportunity to register surf-craft, kayaks and canoes and have lifejackets inspected free of charge by Jersey Coastguard.

The Jersey Fire & Rescue team will be on the beach and the finale of the event will see them launch and recover their impressive rescue boat and take part in some water drills and jet ski demonstrations.

The free event is open to all, and along with meeting the teams and learning about water safety, children will also be able to take home special RNLI activity packs.

To help raise funds for the charity L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa will be offering a £1 donation to RNLI for every dish served on the day.

James Gales, Lifeboat Operations Manager for RNLI St Helier said, “The RNLI is the charity committed to saving lives at sea. We are funded by the generosity of public donations and 95% of our people are volunteers. Our current mission is to reduce the amount of accidental coastal drownings by 50% by 2024 on a national scale and our campaign to help enable this is called ‘Respect the Water’. We are very grateful for the assistance given by the general public, which enables us to provide the service we do as well as train our volunteer crews.”

He went on to say, “This event, with the assistance of L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa, is all about engaging the public in a fun day on the beach, enabling people from all walks of life to participate, learn, understand and gain more knowledge of safety aspects of our wonderful coastline and its beaches. The event includes participation from other agencies with whom we frequently interact.

“It’s fantastic that The L'Horizon beachside hotel recognises that safety, not only of their clientele, but also of the general public is an important issue, and we’re delighted they’ve chosen to support us."

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