23 May 2019

TASC volunteers are diving in with Newfoundland dogs during Volunteers’ Week

TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity, will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to our organisation during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June 2019. As part of our celebrations, TASC is joining up with Pete Lewin’s Newfoundlands to offer TASC volunteers a rare opportunity to swim with specially trained emotional support dogs.

Marieanne Curtis, TASC’s Volunteer Manager, said:

‘'Our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do and we’re hugely thankful for their support. As a charity, we have made great strides in the last few years. We are reaching and supporting more people than ever before, and our volunteers have been a big driver in our success.

As it’s Volunteers’ Week, we want to say ‘thank you’ and give them something back. This event will help our volunteers to focus on their own wellbeing while trying something a bit different and having lots of fun. Dog lovers shouldn’t miss it!’'

Pete Lewin has been a Paramedic for over 20 years and in his spare time he works with trained Newfoundland dogs to educate people around water safety and rescue. Alongside this, he also works with people struggling with mental or physical health problems, and gives them the opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic experience of swimming with these amazing animals. During the event, Pete will also be giving demonstrations of water rescues and everyone will have the opportunity to speak to Pete and meet his team of Newfoundlands. 

Event details

04 June 2019, 10am – 4pm

Stanton Lakes,
Broughton Road, Stoney Stanton
Leicestershire, LE9 4JA

All kit, such as wetsuits, and safety equipment will be provided. Food will also be provided on the day.

The event is free of charge and open to anyone who is a registered volunteer at TASC. However, places are limited, so if you would like to get involved, please email volunteering@theasc.org.uk

Family and friends are welcome to come and watch.

TASC volunteers are diving in with Newfoundland dogs during Volunteers’ Week