If you have witnessed a life-saving act
of bravery recently, we would
like to hear about it!
Royal Humane Society
Instituted 1774 Registered Charity Number 231469
The Royal Humane Society dates back to 1774 when it was founded in London by two doctors: William Hawes and Thomas Cogan.
The original aim was to save people from drowning by resuscitation - then a controversial new medical technique.
Early monetary rewards were gradually replaced by medals and certificates. These are now awarded to people who've put their own lives at risk to save or attempt to save someone else.
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