Newfoundland Splash!

Portishead Quay Marina, North Somerset, BS20 7DF
Sat 22nd June 2019

Bristol A.R.C. are delighted to be working together with Newfound Friends once again to offer the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of experiencing first-hand the extreme power, strength and gentle nature of a Newfoundland rescue dog!

On Saturday 22 June we will be in Portishead Marina with the fantastic Newfound Friends, raising money for the thousands of animals that pass through our doors every year.


You will be taken out by boat into the marina, jump in and before you know it one of the amazing Newfoundland dogs will be with you to tow you to the boat.

Date: Saturday 22 June 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm (the experience will last up to 1 hour, you will receive your allocated slot a week before the day)
Secure your place today: Registration costs only £30 and we ask for £150 minimum fundraising, although people often raise far more than this!

What’s included?
- Fundraising pack
- Full support on the day by Bristol A.R.C. and Newfound Friends
- Professional photos taken on the day
- Wetsuit provided
- Get up close and personal with the amazing Newfoundland water rescue dogs

- Participants must be aged 8 or over and under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult (the adult can be in or out of the water)
- Participants must not exceed 15 stone
- Participants must be able to swim without aid and be confident in the water as this event takes place in open water and not a swimming pool
- Wetsuits and buoyancy aids will be provided


Newfoundland dogs are known for their giant size, intelligence, strength and loyalty. They excel at water rescue because of their muscular build, thick double coat, webbed feet, and innate swimming abilities.

The event is run by the incredible team at Newfound Friends and their well trained and beautiful Newfoundland Dogs, on behalf of Bristol A.R.C. Newfound Friends have been organising rescue days for over 25 years and have so far raised over £1 million for UK charities. The event is kindly supported by Portishead Quays Marina.


Terms and Conditions

- Organisers: Fundraising Team at Bristol Animal Rescue Centre


- All participants must be 8 years or above, and all under 18 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult

- Participants must not exceed 15 stone (95kg)

- Participants must be able to swim without aid and be confident in the water as this event takes place in open water and not a swimming pool

- It is the responsibility of the participant or their legal guardian, if the participant is under 18 years old, to ensure the participant is in good health on the event day. If there is any doubt on the participant’s ability to take part, a doctor should be consulted. Bristol Animal Rescue Centre or Newfoundland Friends UK accept no responsibility if any injury occurs to the participant due to ill health

Payment & fundraising

- A £30.00 fee must be paid and all participants must pledge to raise a minimum of £150.00 to secure a place in the event

- A minimum of £150.00 must be fundraised and be paid to Bristol Animal Rescue Centre by Friday 14 June 2019 or Bristol A.R.C. reserves the right to stop the participant from partaking in the event day

Event day

- The event runs from 10:00 to 16:00

- Each participant’s entire experience will last up to an hour

- Participants will be allocated a slot by Friday 14 June 2019

- A certain allotted time cannot be guaranteed at time of booking (if you would rather morning or afternoon please email us on

- Participants must arrive at least 20 minutes before their start time

- Wetsuits and buoyancy aids provided by the event organisers, however participants are able to wear their own wetsuits if wanted

- The event will be professionally photographed and access to the photos taken will be available on Bristol Animal Rescue Centre’s social media, it cannot be guaranteed that the photographer will be present for every participant experience

- If you wish your photographs not to be shared with Bristol Animal Rescue Centre supporters, you must specify this before the event

- The event is in a public space and spectators will be allowed onsite

Liability Disclaimer

- Save for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers or anyone for whom they are law responsible, Bristol Animal Rescue Centre nor any of its employees, accepts liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to any persons or animals in any way whatsoever

- Bristol Animal Rescue Centre shall not be liable in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the abandonment, cancellation or postponement of the event, or any such eventuality

Google map static shot of Portishead Quay Marina, North Somerset, BS20 7DF
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