Let's help.

Annabelle and Oscar's stories


JARC is the largest lifesaving club in the Channel Islands, training lifesavers and lifeguards of all ages and abilities and providing lifeguarding and safety cover for community events in, on, and near the water. The club is supported by 17 talented and committed volunteers – most of them have been involved with the club from a young age.

 ‘I have been swimming with JARC since I was ten years old, and I have always loved being part of this club. I have learnt so many useful skills for life in general. I like the club's community spirit and volunteering for it came so naturally as I still wanted to be part of it. I really enjoy volunteering; it gives you great pride to see the young kids develop and grow in confidence in the water. We have a lot of fun at the same time, I love it.’

Annabelle Seymour

‘I like to feel that I am passing on all my knowledge, as it is so important living on an island surrounded by water.  I enjoy volunteering because I see the children enjoying it, like I used to. We are a close team at JARC; it’s a real family unit where you make friends for life, and volunteering for them gives me purpose and identity. JARC offers lifetime skills, and it keeps kids swimming and building their confidence in the water.’ 

Oscar Davey-Williams