Newfoundland dogs rescue fundraisers

VOLUNTEERS willing to get cold and wet in the name of charity were rescued from the Portishead water on Saturday.

Fundraisers came forward to take part in an event to collect cash for the West of England MS Therapy Centre in Nailsea.

After being left to float in the Portishead Marina, the volunteers were brought to shore by specially-trained Newfoundland dogs which are part of the Newfoundland Friends. This group was formed in 1990 to put on such fundraising events to collect cash for many different charities.

A team of 14 staff members from Taylor Wimpey volunteered to participate along with members of the public, each of which pledged to raise �100 to take part.