Swan Lifeline is the charity TBS Boats Bray have decided to support in 2021.
This year we've all seen a big increase in river users and boat traffic, we want to help ensure that boats and the wildlife can co-exist happily on the river.
Swan Lifeline is the oldest registered charity devoted entirely to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley and surrounding areas. It was founded in 1986 by a small group of dedicated and passionate swan rescuers who initially worked from private homes. In 1992 Eton College offered them the lease of Cuckoo Weir Island and a year later, after building a treatment centre, outside pens and accommodation for their manager, Swan Lifeline moved in.
Swan Lifeline rescue and provide shelter and treatment for sick and injured swans with a view to returning them to the wild as soon as possible. They educate the public about the incidence and effects of pollution and human activities on swans and other wildfowl on the UK's rivers and waterways. Their work is possible only through donations, legacies and support from the general public along with sponsors, trustees and volunteers.
This year was a tough year for all charities and Swan Lifeline was no exception. We would love to help them raise some much-needed funds in 2021. TBS Bray have kicked off their support by giving the Swan Lifeline rescue rib and engine a complete overhaul.