Our centre is open for rescues
and the care of swans 365
days a year

Welcome To Swan Lifeline

Swan Lifeline is the oldest registered charity devoted entirely to the care of sick and injured swans in the Thames Valley and surrounding area.

Initially we worked from private homes, as we sought a suitable centre. In 1992 Eton College offered us the lease of Cuckoo Weir Island free of charge. The following year, after building a treatment centre and outside pens, Swan Lifeline moved in.

Our work is possible only through generous donations and other support from the general public, our sponsors, trustees and volunteers.

Swan LifeLine Mute swan

Our site at Cuckoo Weir Island

Our site at Cuckoo Weir Island

Discover where our site is and more about what we can do to help injured swans

Volunteering with us

Volunteering with us

We are always looking for new volunteers who are prepared to work directly with the swans or general work at the centre.

Latest news

Latest news

Find out what events we are holding and what's going on

Injuries Advice

Checklist of swan injuries

We help you identify what might be normal and what could be a potential injury

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Swan Lifeline
Swan Lifeline
Following our previous post, here is a lovely video of Brady enjoying his new surroundings at The Swan Sanctuary. Thanks again to such a great, dedicated team. An example of two local charities working together to support the beautiful and precious wildlife around us. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Brady’s health improves.
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Swan Lifeline
Swan Lifeline
Swan Lifeline
We recently had a swan, Brady that came into our care after members of the public noticed that he was stumbling, falling over and appeared to be deteriorating. After several visits to the vet and whilst being monitored, Brady was not making the progress that we had hoped for to release him back into the wild. We took Brady to the amazing team at The Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton to investigate his injuries further and he has now been transferred into their care for him to receive laser therapy to see if it helps to improve his condition. We would like to say a huge thank you to Melanie and Sally for working with us and coming up with a plan for his next course of treatment. Thank you to our vets at Forest House in Windsor, and of course, our wonderful community for their continued support. Although not guaranteed, we all very much hope that the laser therapy will improve his condition enough to give him a good quality of life to live out his days of retirement on The Swan Sanctuary lake. His partner and their eight healthy cygnets are doing very well and are kept a watchful eye on.
#swans #wildlife #wildbirds #nature #environment #river #charity #animalcharity #wildliferescue #care #community #thankyou