The NSPCC Big Dog Walk 2018
10 October 2018
This morning our Head of Funds, Trina Channing-Rudd took part in the Big Dog Walk in support of the NSPCC.
A contingent of local big dogs and visiting Newfoundlands and their owners, who have been in Jersey for the past week undertaking working dog test trials, both in water and on land in carts, took to King street this morning to take part in a Charity walk and Bucket shake.
1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect . That’s why across the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, the NSPCC is working to protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow. Child abuse is preventable, not inevitable. That’s why every day the NSPCC works to protect children, prevent abuse and make child abuse a thing of the past.
As an independent charity, which receives around 90% of its funding from supporters, the NSPCC rely on the support of the public and we are proud of the Big Dog group for their efforts today. The fundraising raised over £600 in just a few hours thanks to the generous donations.
The Newfoundland dog is a large working dog. They can be either black, brown, or white-and-black. They were originally bred and used as a working dog for fishermen in the Dominion of Newfoundland. They are known for their giant size, intelligence, tremendous strength, calm dispositions, and loyalty. Newfoundland dogs excel at water rescue/lifesaving because of their muscular build, thick double coat, webbed feet, and innate swimming abilities.
Along with Newfoundlands, the Jersey Big Dog Club has Leonbergers and German shepherds as members. The biggest of the group, Eric the Leonberger, stopped by the Whitmill office to surprise staff.