In recent years, hundreds of children have been taking part in Swim Safe Bude, a free programme of outdoor swimming and safety lessons, vital for locals and visitors to be safe by the sea.
The programme, which is delivered in partnership between the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) and the RNLI charity (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), vitally teaches children between the ages of 7-14 how to stay safe in open water.
The programme teaches some really important life skills, such as techniques for swimming in open water and how to call for help if you get into trouble at the beach.
Organiser, Bill Williams, says: ‘The sessions are practical, educational and fun which is why we have so many children taking part each year.
Swim safe needs help to fund this free service to help keep children safe, so why not sign up for the Swim Safe Spring Ball at The Falcon?
Taking place on 25th April, it is a smart event with live music, grand prize draw, casino, and a finger buffet, plus ice creams and photography. You can get your tickets at The Falcon, The Surfin’ Frog, or at Spencer Thorn bookshop. All details are on the poster below.