Charity rescue event raises more than £6,000

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 July 2019

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Yoda and his trainer leaping into action   Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Yoda and his trainer leaping into action Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A charity rescue event which took place at Portishead Marina raised more than £6,809 for vulnerable animals.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Yoda to the rescue.   Picture: MARK ATHERTONHolly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Yoda to the rescue. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary and Newfoundland Friends hosted the event involving 26 participants jumping into the marina to be rescued by one of 11 trained rescue dogs.

The pooches are specially trained by members of Newfoundland Friends charity throughout the year.

Hannah Goodwin-Sharman from the sanctuary's fundraising team said the money raised on Saturday will cover medical bills.

Hannah said: "The day was a roaring success in total and we were delighted at how the day went.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONHolly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"It was rainy in the morning, but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits.

"We were thrilled to have been selected by Newfound Friends to be the beneficiary of one of their amazing events."

Holly Hedge is an independent charity, based in Barrow Gurney, which rescues and rehomes abandoned cats and dogs.

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Hannah Goodwin-Sharman and (founder) Pauline Leesom with a former Holly Hedge dog Fozzy and his owner Tony Calleja.   Picture: MARK ATHERTONHolly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Hannah Goodwin-Sharman and (founder) Pauline Leesom with a former Holly Hedge dog Fozzy and his owner Tony Calleja. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Hannah Goodwin-Sharman and (founder) Pauline Leesom with a former Holly Hedge dog Fozzy and his owner Tony Calleja.   Picture: MARK ATHERTONHolly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is hosting a Newfoundland dog water rescue day. Hannah Goodwin-Sharman and (founder) Pauline Leesom with a former Holly Hedge dog Fozzy and his owner Tony Calleja. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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