For the Love of Swans

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

Rescue, Heal & Care

A Bundle of Hope

For every $5 Donation
GMLP will Match it

George became a Patron of Swan Lifeline in 2005. He had recently moved to Goring-on- Thames and had swans in the river at the end of his garden. A neighbor, who was involved with the charity, asked him if would be interested and he immediately agreed.

For the years that George was a Patron he showed great generosity and Swan Lifeline will be forever grateful for his interest and input.

George's Memorial Garden

Swan Lifeline... was founded in 1986 by a small group of people involved with swan rescue and treatment for many based in Windsor.

Initially working from private homes, in 1992 Eton College offered the group a lease of Cuckoo Weir Island. And there a treatment center became home. To date, Swan Lifeline has rescued and treated more than 30,000 swans.


Changing from their 1988 registered charity in 2014 to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO),



& Release

Cuckoo Weir Island includes a dedicated treatment center, intensive care unit, indoor pens and outside pens for recuperation, decontamination facilities, and specialist cygnet enclosures.

Whenever possible, minor injuries to swans, including de-tackling, are handled at the site of the rescue. If further treatment is needed or the injuries cannot be dealt with, the swans are brought back to the center where they can offer specialized treatment.

They work closely with a local veterinary group, Forest House Vets,  whose experts can carry out major trauma operations.

These are just some examples of Bundles of Hope that Swan Lifeline can utilize every day...

As we have learned at GMLP, swans get themselves into all sorts of difficult situations – becoming tangled in fishing line or being stuck behind an 8ft fence. So we want to raise funds so that the many volunteers that perform rescues of these lovely swans have the essentials they need to carry with them at all times. You can't predict when the need for a rescue will occur. 

Medical bundle*
Goal Per Bundle $25
*Provides equipment and medicines for our intensive care unit
Feed for A Day*
Goal Per Bundle $12
*Three different types of feed are used for balanced nutrition. 
Cleaning  Supplies*
Goal Per Bundle $40
*To keep the intensive care extremely hygienic to limit infection. They go through a huge number of products weekly like disinfectant, mop heads, and detergent.

 Our combined efforts will provide a wonderful Gift of Hope in George's memory.

This is why we do what we do!

The George Michael Legacy Project, Inc. 

-19266 Coastal Hwy - Unit 4-653 - Rehoboth Beach,  DE  19971-

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