Lowestoft fund-raiser celebrates popular pet dog Boe
- Credit: Archant
It started off as a fund-raising event to celebrate the life of Boe – a much-loved pet dog.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.'
- 1 'Complete shock' - Neighbours stunned after cannabis farm uncovered
- 2 Driver convicted of killing friend in A12 crash
- 3 New owners of popular park café set out vision for 'beautiful' venue
- 4 Heartbreak as netting traps and entangles endangered bird species
- 5 Cornish man in search for long lost Lowestoft relatives
- 6 Tributes to high street mechanic known as a 'local legend'
- 7 Man arrested after police find 200 cannabis plants in building
- 8 New convenience store earmarked for former Boots pharmacy
- 9 Town's Post Office branch to reopen
- 10 Man, 22, charged over stabbing as victim remains 'critical'
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 firstname.lastname@example.org