Dudley makes friends at the boat yard

After leaving the trail a week early for some much needed TLC Dudley has been making friends with Garth down at Brighton Marina.

Garth our #Snowdoghero is a boat builder and a well-known figure down at Brighton Marina. He volunteered to help us fix Dudley up ready for his final appearance at our festive farewell and then our much awaited auction.

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate Martlets Snowdogs by the Sea campaign - Dudley the Snowdog has had to be removed from the trail for repairs. Garth Wakeham from GRP Yachting Services has kindly offered to repair all his damage so that he can be in tip top condition for the final auction in December - Garth Wakeham is pictured here with Dudley

“I repair fibreglass yachts, the dogs are all made of fibreglass so it’s easy to rebuild them back to full strength”

“When Emma from Snowdogs by the Sea rang me I went to have a look at Dudley, in the dark, and he didn’t look too bad but he’s got a crack down his back. With some sanding I can get him back to full strength. It should only take a couple of days, but he’ll need to be re-painted. While he’s being worked on he’ll live amongst the other yachts in my yard!”

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate Martlets Snowdogs by the Sea campaign - Dudley the Snowdog has had to be removed from the trail for repairs. Garth Wakeham from GRP Yachting Services has kindly offered to repair all his damage so that he can be in tip top condition for the final auction in December -Dudley pictured waiting for repairs

Photography by Liz Finlayson/Vervate