Take the plunge for charity

Fancy throwing yourself in at the deep end in aid of charity? Well, the MS Centre in Bradley Stoke is asking plucky people to do just that…

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On Saturday, September 8, The West of England MS Therapy Centre will be joined by the lovely people of Newfound Friends as their canine chums leap into action, and into the harbour waters, to rescue willing volunteers.

The huge, but loveable, Newfoundland dogs will be showing off their rescue skills whilst helping raise money for the Bradley Stoke based centre.

With a typical bodyweight of around 75-90 kilos, a double waterproof coat and a full set of webbed feet, these gentle giants are as much at home in the water as they are on dry land and their life saving skills have been commended by The Royal Life Saving Society.

TTP dog

Events officer, Sarah Vincent, said: “People taking part will be whisked from the quayside at Portishead Quay Marina by boat and they will jump, or slide, into the water where the dogs will show off their famous lifesaving skills. Every volunteer will get a souvenir photo’ taken with their cuddly rescuer.”

The event is organised, with the kind help of Newfound friends and Portishead Quay Marina, to raise funds for MS Centre, which provides treatments, therapies and support to not only those who have Multiple Sclerosis.

It also supports many other neurological conditions with the aim of helping their members to remain fit, active and maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible.

There’s a £20 registration fee to take part and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship.

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For further information please contact Sarah Vincent 01454 628723 or email





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