Doggies invited to paddle at Jubilee Pool

Thursday 27th September 2018 07:29 BST

Jubilee Pool Penzance is celebrating its last day of opening this season by inviting pet owners to bring their dogs to the lido.

The pool will be opening its gates to all creatures great and small, with their annual dog day from 10.30am to 6pm on Sunday 30 September.

The event will see lido fans and their four-legged friends able to swim in the pool all day and an array of dog-related activities specially laid on for animal lovers. 

Soggy Doggy Company, which specialises in coaching nervous dogs in water, will be running free sessions in the pool hourly from 11am to 2pm in a quieter roped off section.

There will also be a Jubilee Pool Dog Show from 3pm judged by a local vets practice. More details can be found on the pool’s event page on Facebook, which has already attracted more than 3,000 interested people. Rosettes and prizes for the dog show will be available with a cost of £1 to enter and donations going back to the pool.

Other community partners will be present, including a company offering pet photography with 50 per cent proceeds returning to the lido.  It is also hoped that local animal charities will be present, showcasing some of their animals who need new homes.

The café will be open all day from 10am to 6pm, with some dog-themed treats and tasty items for both canine friends and humans.

Chief operations officer Abbie Cranage said: “we can’t wait for the 2018 dog day at Jubilee Pool after the success of last year’s event.  As a community pool, it s great way of bringing everyone together in the community and enjoying everything that’s great about our lido.  We will be celebrating our last day of opening as we close to begin building our exciting new geothermally heated section of the pool and redevelopment of our café facilities and top terrace suitable for all-year-round use.”

Fundraising efforts for the geothermal project continue with the minimum community share Crowdfunder investment target of £350k met, and the organisation now striving for the optimal target of £500k.  The extra funding will enable even more investment in facilities such as enhanced indoor showers and changing facilities and improved disabled access.  The Crowdfunder initiative is open until 30 September and donations for the charitable benefit society are being accepted also during this period and beyond. 

Dog day entrance fees (standard adult prices from £4 and £3 per dog) will go towards the running of the pool.

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