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Princess Charlene’s swimming programmes benefit 730,000 people

© David Nivière / Sipa Press / Palais Princier
© David Nivière / Sipa Press / Palais Princier

Since the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s creation to the end of 2019, close to 730,000 people, mostly children, benefited from the « Learn to Swim», « Water Safety» and « Sport & Education » programmes in 34 countries. These swimming programmes aim to save lives by raising awareness of water safety.

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation was launched on 14 December 2012 with the main aim of promoting water safety, especially among children, to prevent deaths by drowning. The Foundation runs three water safety programmes – « Learn to Swim», « Water Safety» and « Sport & Education » – reaching almost 730,000 people in 34 countries by the end of 2019.

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According to the World Health Organization, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury-related deaths. There are an estimated 320 000 annual drowning deaths worldwide with children, males and individuals with increased access to water being most at risk of drowning.

In order to raise funds allowing for the development of more projects worldwide, the first ever Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation Gala Dinner will take place on May 16th at the Sporting Monte-Carlo Salle des Etoiles. A host of sports celebrities and artists will be present at the evening’s auction which will offer “unique items and exceptional experiences”, according to the Foundation.

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For more information:
gala@fondationprincessecharlene.mc
Tel. +377 98 98 99 96

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