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Newfoundland Dog Dive 2019 – Make a splash for RUH patients

June 8, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

One small splash into Portishead Marina, one giant leap for patients!

This is your chance to play a ‘casualty’ and experience an open water
rescue by a Newfoundland Dog, all whilst making a real difference to
patients and families cared for at the Royal United Hospitals Bath. 

You will be suited up, taken out into Portishead Quays Marina by boat
and then asked to jump in… but don’t worry, it won’t be long
before an incredible 14 stone, four-legged hero shows off their
amazing water-rescue skills and tows you safely back to the boat! As
part of this experience, which lasts approximately 1 hour, you will
complete a safety briefing with one of the human lifeguards and have
time to get into a wetsuit (a challenge in itself!), before heading
out into the marina to begin your experience. There will also be a
chance for photos with your rescuer!

The day is run by the incredible team at Newfound Friends UK and their
well-trained and beautiful Newfoundland dogs, on behalf of The Forever
Friends Appeal – we’ll be there on the day to capture the action and
support you! It’s also a fun day out for the whole family, so feel
free to invite them along to watch – there will be a few
Newfoundlands on dry land that they can meet!
 Non swimmers are welcome (as life-jackets are worn) however you must
feel comfortable in the water. This event is open to anyone aged 8 and
over (those under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult). 
All participants will receive fundraising advice and support, a
wetsuit provided on the day (or you can bring your own) and your own
event t-shirt to keep. All the money you raise will help transform
care for patients and their families at the RUH.

Register today at


June 8, 2019
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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