22nd June 2019
Portishead Marina
£30 registration fee
Pledge to raise £150 for the animals in our care

Discover what it’s like to be rescued ‘at sea’ by a 70kg hero - a Newfoundland Rescue Dog.

You will be suited up, taken out to the water by boat and then asked to jump in. But don’t worry, it won’t be long before the Newfoundland dogs show off their amazing water-rescue skills and tow you safely back to dry land.

This exhilarating experience is an event like no other and one you certainly won’t forget!

The details
•    The fun will take place at Portishead Quays Marina, Newfoundland Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DF
•    The event runs from 10am-4pm, but your specific rescue time will be given to you a few weeks before the event. Your experience will last up to 1 hour
•    Spectators are welcome - get your friends and family to come and see your real life rescue take place
•    Wetsuits and buoyancy aids will be provided
•   You'll get your own personalised fundraising pack and sponsor form and full support on the day from our events team
•   Your experience will be captured by our event photographer Luke from Luke Salter Photography
•    Toilets and parking on site

Who can take part?
•    Anyone aged 8 or over  (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult) 
•    You must be able to swim without aid and confident in the water as this event takes place in open water 
•    Maximum weight limit is 15 stone
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Any questions? Get in touch!
Emma Hildesley
01225 787334


About Newfoundland Rescue Dogs
Newfoundland dogs are known for their giant size, intelligence, strength and loyalty. They excel at water rescue because of their muscular build, thick double coat, webbed feet, and innate swimming abilities. 

The event is run by the incredible team at Newfound Friends & their well trained and beautiful Newfoundland Dogs, on behalf of Bath Cats and Dogs Home. Newfound Friends have been organising rescue days for over 25 years and have so far raised over £1 million for UK charities. The event is kindly supported by Portishead Quays Marina.