Sunday, May 31, 2009

Get Into The Water (For A Good Cause)

"A charity is looking for 30 brave people to be 'rescued' from the water at Mount Batten.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People says it wants 'brave souls' to take part in an unusual charity challenge taking place at the Mount Batten Centre on Sunday, July 5.

At the charity's Newfoundland Dog Rescue event, supporters can take the plunge into the waters off Mount Batten and then be rescued by a 14-stone Newfoundland dog.

Organiser Janine Sargent said: "We're looking for anyone willing to get wet, cold and slobbered on, all in the name of charity!

"But if water isn't your thing, perhaps you would be prepared to pledge money for a friend or work colleague to take the plunge instead?

"It truly is an experience never to be forgotten – but places are very limited, so if you'd like to take part please get in touch as soon as possible."

Newfoundlands have been the St Bernards of the sea for hundreds of years and the event will make use of their lifesaving skills.

Entry is £25 per person, including a returnable £10 deposit, with a minimum sponsorship of £100.

The entry fee includes use of the centre's facilities and light refreshments. All entrants must be over 10 years old and should be in good health. Spectators are welcome.

Anyone interested should contact Ms Sargent on 01208 79786 or email"