This year Rotherham College’s Land-based department raised a total of £70.00 towards the charity SARDA, the Search and Rescue Dog Association (England).
The handlers and dogs are trained to locate missing people, the dogs react to human scent that is blown downwind by air currents and wind. The dogs are very sensitive to any human scent and can cover large areas of ground in a search regardless of if it is dark or visibility is poor.
The money was raised by a raffle that took place during Dinnington Campus’ Community Open Day. The prizes were a tea for two in Rotherham College’s Dinnington Campus Café @ the Heart, a hanging basket designed by the horticulture department, a tour of Mining Meadows animal collection and the first prize was a full service at METs Autocare in Dinnington worth £120.00.
The cheque was presented to Ken Sloane from SARDA by Josie Gilbert, Curriculum Leader for Animal Care in July 2016.