A dozen visitors went along to the January meeting of Binbrook and District WI to hear local resident Ken Sloan give an informative and surprising talk about the 50-year history of the Search and Rescue Dog Association.
The organisation helps trace missing people, with volunteers often asked to travel the length and breadth of the country, whether it be mountain, moorland or fenland.
A film showed how dogs are trained to find missing people, ignoring any livestock they encounter.
Now semi-retired from emergency call outs, highly-commended Ken is one of only five British international assessors who make sure specialist dogs and their handlers are up to the job.
During refreshments, search and rescue dogs Abbie and Rob joined the meeting and stole everyone’s hearts.
The next meeting will be in the village hall on Thursday, February 4, at 7.15pm, when Jenny Johnson will be leading a crafting evening.
As well as speaking about her many crafty pursuits, multi-talented Jenny will be passing on her skills in 3D card making.
Visitors will be welcome – take along small scissors and a ruler.
All materials will be supplied to make your own card to take home.
Visitors fee is £3.80, which includes refreshments.
For more information, call Marina on 01472 399501 or Bunny on 01472 399009.