Bath Cats and Dogs Home Newfoundland Rescue Event
Terms and Conditions

Who can take part?

You must be at least 8 years old to take part. Under 18’s must be companied by an adult aged 18+. The event takes place in open water and all entrants must be able to swim independently and unaided (life jackets are provided and must be worn). If you have a medical condition which could be affected by taking part in the event, or you are unsure of whether you are medically fit to take part, please consult your doctor.


Signing up

Sign up online to guarantee your place or complete a paper registration form. All paper forms must be submitted by Monday 30th August. We cannot accept entries on the day.  We have 15 places available which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The event runs from 10.00am – 4.00pm, but your specific rescue time will be given to you a few weeks before the event. Your experience will last up to 1 hour.



There is a £25 registration fee to secure your place. This unique and exclusive event is being run to raise vital funds to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted and abandoned local animals needing help this year. To take part we ask for you raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship money.

You will receive full support from our fundraising team to help you reach your £175 target, including a personalised fundraising pack and sponsor form.

Every pound you raise will make a difference to an unwanted animal in need. If you would prefer to make a donation instead of raising sponsorship, you can. The £175 can be donated via a JustGiving or Facebook fundraising page, paid via cheque, card or online at



You enter this event at your own risk and should not take part unless medically fit to do so. While all reasonable action has been taken by Newfound Friends and Bath Cats and Dogs Home to ensure the safety of participants, neither party can be held accountable for any injury, loss or damage sustained during this event (including death).

The organisers (Newfound Friends) reserve the right to refuse or cancel applications, to alter the date of the event or order and details of the event programme. Please be advised if you are unable to attend the new event date, Bath Cats and Dogs Home are unable to refund your entry fee. 

By completing an online or paper registration form you agree to pledge to raise a minimum of £175 in sponsorship for Bath Cats and Dogs Home or make a personal donation of at least £175 in addition to the £25 registration fee.

Bath Cats and Dogs Home will be photographing and videoing the event to use in future publicity material including on its website. If you do not want your photograph to be used, please let us know in advance.