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(Updated 17/6/01)

Amazing re-enactment celebrates local hero

THE NCDL is calling on all daring members of the public to take part in a once in a lifetime experience. The NCDL in conjunction with Newfound Friends are offering you the chance to be ‘rescued’ from a lake by a fully trained Newfoundland dog.

Newfound Friends, a Newfoundland Dog appreciation group, are the organisers of this amazing event which will take place at the Swansea Maritime Festival on 7 - 8 July 2001, with all money going to the NCDL.

The NCDL is currently looking for 12 brave people to take part in this extraordinary challenge. You must be over 16 or have parental consent, be water competent and ideally be able to swim 50 metres, a wetsuit and life jacket will be provided for the event.

The event is taking place as a re-enactment of a Swansea hero, Swansea Jack’s brave work. Jack a Newfoundland saved 27 lives including several children and won numerous medals for his bravery including once from the NCDL.

Some of the Newfoundlands who will be taking part in this amazing rescue are called Izzie (Isambard) who is three years old, Bear who is two years old and Bruce. They hope to be wowing the crowds with their skills.

Organiser Dave Pugh says:- “This is a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity, not to be missed, being rescued by one of these fantastic dogs. Not only will you have a wonderful time but will also be helping less privileged dogs at the same time.”

If you are interested in taking part please contact the NCDL Community Fundraising department on 020 7833 7680. For more information on Newfound Friends call 01275 949732.