This Saturday, 27 daring supporters of the Royal United Hospitals Bath will dive into Portishead Marina and be rescued by Newfoundland Dogs, all in the name of raising funds for the NHS.
The Forever Friends Appeal are working alongside Newfound Friends UK to organise a day of open-water rescues at Portishead Marina.
Daisy Vockins, 11 years old, has decided to take part because of two things – her love of dogs, and her commitment to raising money to support others.
“My name is Daisy, I have just started year 7.
The hospital means a lot to me, because my mum is a very important person to me and works as a paramedic, and because the hospital has always helped me and my family when needed the most.
I really wanted to raise money for this charity so that if anyone gets into an accident or is living with mental health problems, they will know someone will be there to help.
I want to help the RUH buy equipment and do more research to help people feel better. I feel people living with mental health problems, especially during COVID, should have better equipment and help available.
I love dogs and want to see what it’s like to be rescued by a dog! Thank you for reading this and I hope that you will be able to raise money like me to help your local charities too. ”
What an inspiring thing to do! Daisy has already raised £510 for the RUH – you can donate to her page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/daisy-vockins
The Dog Dive team have raised over £5,000 so far. Good luck to everyone taking part this weekend – we know some Newfoundland Dogs who are very excited to meet you!