Taking a dive for charity with help from canine companions

November 01 2016

FUND raisers from Yate took the plunge into Portishead marina to be rescued by a team of Newfoundland dogs.

FUND raisers from Yate took the plunge into Portishead marina to be rescued by a team of Newfoundland dogs.
A group from Green Community Travel and the Friends of North Road Primary School jumped into the water before the specially trained canines went to their aid.
The dogs are owned and trained by members of Newfound Friends and they helped to rescue the fundraisers, who overcame the chilly challenge to raise much needed cash for their chosen projects.
Green Community Travel manager Jenny Bright was joined in the marina with committee members Marian Lewis and Barbara Perks, as well as other members of staff, friends and family.
Their efforts have helped to raise more than £2,000 so far towards a new 15-seater bus adapted for wheelchair access.   
Money raised by the North Road group will be used for new equipment for their school.
Liz Ranger, chairwoman of Green Community Travel, said: “This service is a vital lifeline for members of the community who don’t have cars and who can’t easily get to their appointments, to the shops or even to visit friends.”
Anyone who wants to support the team’s fundraising effort can contact them on 01454 228706.