Lowestoft fund-raiser celebrates popular pet dog Boe

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

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

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

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 PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

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: MIC

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


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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.'

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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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