Take the Plunge 2
Take the Plunge 2017 in aid of Hearing Dogs For Deaf People
Top junior fundraiser pictured with a Newfoundland at South Cerney lake 2015
Chris jumps into South Cerney lake for Take the Plunge 2015
Chris rescued by a Newfoundland on South Cerney Lake
Newfoundland jumps into water to rescue two "casualties"
Hilary Coates after taking the plunge at South Cerney lake with NewfoundFriend Bea

Take the Plunge 2

Take the Plunge 2 in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People! Newfound Friends Rescue Day - Saturday 9th September 2017

We are pleased to announce that Take the Plunge will return in September 2017! 

Where: South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre, Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester

When: Saturday 9th September 2017


Following on from the huge success of Take the Plunge in 2015 which raised over £2,500 for Hearing Dogs, Wagging Tails is proud to announce (the originally titled!) Take the Plunge 2 - a day dedicated to raising funds on behalf of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

As with our previous event, Take the Plunge 2 will be run in conjunction with the registered charity Newfound Friends and involve volunteer ‘casualties’ being sponsored to jump into a cold lake to be rescued by a heroic Newfoundland! This is a spectacular way to raise funds and awareness for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and a fantastic way to highlight two different ways that dogs can truly be man’s best friend.

The 2017 event will be co-hosted by Hilary Coates (Wagging Tails Swindon franchisee) and Alexis Bennett (Wagging Tails Gloucestershire franchisee). All money raised will go to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and, alongside the spectacular lake rescues we hope to include a tombola, games, face painting and an opportunity to meet Hearing Dogs and their recipients and find out more about the charity. 

2015 Take the Plunge top fundraiser Lizzie receives her bottle of champagne

If you would like to find out more about the day, are a local business who would like to support the event by providing a prize for the tombola or are interested in finding out more about volunteering to work with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People please contact either Hilary on sn@waggingtailsuk.co.uk (phone 01793 874 777) or Alexis on gl@waggingtailsuk.co.uk (phone 01242 681 488). 

We have now reached the maximum number of "casualty" volunteers allowed for this event and sign ups to "take the plunge" are now closed. If you would like to support this event donations can be made via our Just Giving page, https://www.justgiving.com/TTP2

Please come along and give us your support, it promises to be a special day!!


Read about Take the Plunge 2015 or view our video from the 2015 event below...


Newfound Friends has been hosting 'Rescue Days' around the country for many years, helping many different charities, especially children’s charities. They have featured several times on the BBC programme Blue Peter and one of their patrons is Sharron Davies MBE. The Newfoundland Dogs are renowned swimmers and have an instinct for rescuing anyone in distress in the water – this instinct has helped a variety of charities raise nearly £1 million!


Over 30 years of changing lives...

Nearly 10 million people in the UK experience some degree of hearing loss. That's one person in every six. Over half a million are severely or profoundly deaf. Hearing Dogs want to help as many of these people as possible by creating life-changing partnerships between deaf people and specially trained hearing dogs.  

Since launching in 1982 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People have become  a world-leader in training hearing dogs to alert deaf recipients to important sounds and danger signals.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is registered in England and Wales no: 293358 and in Scotland no: SC040486

Address: The Grange, Wycombe Road Saunderton, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9NS

Royal Patron HRH The Princess Royal