Swan Lifeline is the oldest registered charity devoted entirely to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley and surrounding area. Originally known as Save Our Swans (SOS), it was founded in 1984 by a small group that had already long been involved with swan rescue and treatment. To read more please see our About Us page. This website offers an insight into who we are, what we do and how you can help, but more importantly it raises public awareness of the man-made problems facing our beautiful swans. We aim to update this website regularly, so please keep coming back to check on the latest Press Relseases and up-and-coming Events. Swans are protected birds under the Act For Swans 1576.


Open Day Cancellation

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have

to cancel this Year’s Open Day that was scheduled for Sunday, 1st September. Next Year we expect to have our open day as usual on the first Sunday in September, 7 Sept 2014.





Latest News - The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Lunch


Swan Lifeline is supported by the two Livery Companies that still retain ownership of swans and participate in Swan Upping, The Worshipful Company of Vintners and the Worshipful Company of Dyers.


Kay Webb, Chairman of Swan Lifeline was thrilled to be invited by the Vintners to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee lunch in Westminster Hall on the Bank holiday Tuesday, 5 June. Even more so, when she was invited to be seated at the Queen’s table. Placed directly opposite Her Majesty,

naturally the main TV footage showed Kay’s back!