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):

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 Tracey Metekingi Michael Collins New Zealand
2001 Gareth Dixon Carys Dixon UK
2000 Jemima Lorde St Lucia

For the Russell Medal nomination form please click here