The Russell Medal
The Russell Medal was established in 2000 as a tribute to Pat Russell, a long time member of the Royal Life Saving Society.
Pat’s sudden and unexpected death was a great sadness to everyone in the Society. However her legacy is an annual award for the most outstanding resuscitation or attempted resuscitation performed during the previous calendar year by a person under 18 years of age .
The young person nominated for the award must be the holder, or the previous holder, of a lifesaving award delivered by a Royal Life Saving Society Member Branch anywhere in the Commonwealth or have attended a training course/event delivered by a Royal Life Saving Society Member Branch.
Recipients of the Russell Medal are (please click recipient name for details of their rescue):
2019 Megan Larmour (Australia)
2018 Sarah Downs (UK)
2017 Stanley McFarlane (Australia)
2016 Tanner Gorille (South Africa)
2015 Tyler Bailer (Canada)
2013 Brittany Sherwood (Canada)
2012 Samantha Hobbs (UK)
2010 Jamie Hemingway (UK)
2009 Harry Evans (UK)
2008 William Ayres (UK)
2007 Lachlan Nally (Australia)
2006 Charlotte Haining (UK)
2005 David Kerr (Canada)
2004 Richard Bailey (UK)
2003 Samantha Powell (UK)
2002 Michael Collins and Tracey Metekingi (New Zealand)
2001 Gareth and Carys Dixon (UK)
2000 Jemima Lorde (St Lucia)
For the Russell Medal nomination form please click here.