Group aiming to reduce drowning is backed by Gosport MP

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A CHARITY that works to reduce drowning has got support from Gosport’s MP.

Caroline Dinenage has signed up to support The Royal Life Saving Society UK.

Representatives from the group, which works to reduce drowning and provide water safety education, made a trip to parliament ahead of its annual national campaign, Drowning Prevention Week.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘Tragically, more than 30 people drowned in just seven weeks during last summer’s heatwave. Locally we are lucky to have the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service who do a wonderful job. However this is an issue right across the country.’