THE SISTERS of Haydn Griffiths visited parliament to campaign on drowning prevention.

Brogan and Megan Griffiths tragically lost their brother Haydn after he drowned while swimming to the wind turbines in Liverpool Bay after entering the water near Derby Pool in New Brighton on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

The sisters are highlighting how people can protect themselves and minimise the risks when swimming in open water.

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Their campaigning coincides with World Drowning Prevention Day which takes place on July 25 and serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic impact of drowning on families and communities and to offer life-saving solutions to prevent it. 

Brogan and Megan attended parliament where they met with MPs and shared their memories of Haydn who was an experienced swimmer and sailor. The meeting heard how drowning is a serious preventable issue that affects individuals and families across the UK.

Among those in attendance at the meeting in parliament was Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood. Speaking afterward, she said: “The work that Brogan and Megan are doing to promote safety around water is incredibly important.  

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“The courage that they are showing to keep their brother’s memory alive and to campaign on drowning prevention is truly inspirational. 

“I fully support their important campaign – #StaySafeForHaydn – which aims to raise awareness of how people can stay safe in water. 

“It informs people about how they can be prepared if they encounter difficulty by being aware of their surroundings, staying hydrated, carrying their phone with them in a dry pouch, letting someone know where they are going, sticking to lifeguarded beaches and carrying a basic first aid kit. In any coastal emergency, people should dial 999 for the Coastguard. 

“It is vitally important that people respect the water, that they know their limits and that they take all necessary precautions to stay safe.”