The current Prince's Trust Lanark Team 7 came to the rescue of an injured greyhound during their recent residential week at Active Outdoor Pursuits in Newtonmore, near Aviemore.
During an outing with Active Outdoor Pursuits and Prince's Trust Team Leader, Kathleen McBirnie, Lanark Team 7 came across Belle, a greyhound who had broken her leg, and her worried owners. The group promptly swung into action, creating a splint for Belle's leg and carrying her the two miles back to her owner's car.
The story was picked up by local media and Belle’s owners, Emma Marshall and Paul McIntyre of Yorkshire, expressed their gratitude saying: "The group were so helpful and worked together well. They are a terrific bunch and are obviously learning a lot from their course and we are really grateful to them all”.
Chris Ellison, Group Instructor at Active Outdoor Pursuits, said: "It was great to see the group put into practice some of the things they learned during the course."
Kathleen McBirnie, added: "I was really proud of the team's response and they all got a great buzz from coming to the Belle's rescue, despite the cancellation of the planned day's activities."
Well done Team 7!
For further information on the Motherwell College Prince’s Trust Team Programme, delivered in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council, visit www.motherwell.co.uk/about-us/princes-trust.