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Lowestoft fund-raiser celebrates popular pet dog Boe

PUBLISHED: 17:00 06 February 2016

A Newfoundlands in Need appeal was held in Lowestoft town centre alll day on Saturday. Pictures: MICK HOWES

A Newfoundlands in Need appeal was held in Lowestoft town centre alll day on Saturday. Pictures: MICK HOWES

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It started off as a fund-raising event to celebrate the life of Boe – a much-loved pet dog.

A charity street collection in Lowestoft, in memory of Boe Jackson, pictured, has helped raise more than £600 for the Newfoundlands in Need charity. Picture: SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHYA charity street collection in Lowestoft, in memory of Boe Jackson, pictured, has helped raise more than £600 for the Newfoundlands in Need charity. Picture: SUNRISE PHOTOGRAPHY

And now, hopes are high that a charity street collection in Lowestoft could lead to a potential record.

More than 25 volunteers helped raise funds in Lowestoft town centre on Saturday in memory of Boe (pictured right), the much-loved pet dog of the Jackson 
family who attended events across the region to 
meet children and raise money, who died last 
July.

With about 20 dogs there, including 12 Newfoundlands, organisers are now waiting to see if they have broken a record for having the highest number of Newfoundland dogs at a street collection in the UK.

Lowestoft-based fund-raiser Adrian Nowell 
teamed up with Boe’s owner Colin Jackson, and Candy Paula Daniels – who runs the Norfolk dogs charity – to host the event.

A Newfoundlands in Need appeal was held in Lowestoft town centre alll day on Saturday. Pictures: MICK HOWESA Newfoundlands in Need appeal was held in Lowestoft town centre alll day on Saturday. Pictures: MICK HOWES

With £600.97 raised for Newfoundlands in Need, Mr Nowell said: “It went really well. There were 25 volunteers helping.

“We are entering this into the Guinness Book of 
Records to see if we had the highest number of Newfoundland dogs at a street collection in the UK.”

Mr Nowell added: “For many years Boe was seen all over East Anglia 
attending charity 
events, raising many hundreds of pounds in his collecting bucket with 
hugs from the 
children.

“Sadly he lost the fight to live
on July 31, 2015 so we decided 
to celebrate his life with a street collection in aid of Newfoundlands in Need – a Norfolk-based charity.”

■ A fund-raising page has also been set up – via https://www.gofundme.com/6zm38jnw – for those who wish to donate to Newfoundlands In Need, who were unable to attend on Saturday.

■ Got a Lowestoft story? Email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk


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