Police dogs and charity project at Acorn Club

Acorn Club members were treated to an informative and fun talk and demonstration by Steve Warden of Police Scotland and his talented springer spaniel Patch at their meeting on Wednesday, October 30.

Members saw both sides of this little dog - her friendliness as the family pet, and the serious police dog when her bright blue harness was put on.

Patch is trained in searching for explosives.

They also met Boss, a German Shepherd who is trained to seek and find people and missing items.

Marchia May gave the vote of thanks to Steve and his very important four-legged colleagues.

On Wednesday, November 6, the group heard about the Nyumbani project.

Nyumbani, the Swahili word for home, is based in Nairobi, Kenya, and comprises of many buildings for education, care and medical attention for children who sadly have HIV.

Rotary member Alison Steadman, provided an insight about the work carried out by the many volunteers involved in the project.

Money is raised by various means to buy supplies etcetera and to assist in helping their own crops to be grown. Alison has been a volunteer on several occasions and is hoping to visit again in the near future.

Muriel Wyse gave the vote of thanks.