Who Are We?

Cornwall Search Dogs was set up by the five founders who believe that when time is of the essence, having access to qualified trailing dogs can help the Emergency Services when they need it.

The charity is made up of 5 trustees and volunteers who help support both hands on and behind the scenes.

Andrew Whiddett

Andrew Whiddett was brought up in St Agnes but later became head of the Metropolitan Police Dog School...

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Chair - Andrew Whiddettclose

Andrew Whiddett was brought up in St Agnes but later became head of the Metropolitan Police Dog School.

He belonged to Lowland Search and Rescue from 2009 to 2017 and he has been training his own and others dogs in Mantrailing since 2011.

He retired from the police in 2013, qualified as a mantrailing instructor in 2014 and has been training mantrailing dogs in Cornwall since 2017. His mantrailing dog called Ella also recovered missing dogs during her career.

Jenny Pickles

Jenny has been mantrailing for over ten years. She was a former member of Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs....

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Jenny has been mantrailing for over ten years. She was a former member of Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs, Surrey Search & Rescue and Cornwall Search & Rescue Team.

She has many years of operational experience within both Lowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue environments and has trained as a Lost Person Search Manager. She is passionate about assisting in the efforts to find those who are lost.

Tracy Simpson

Tracy has been mantrailing for two and a half years. She is a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team...

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Tracy has been mantrailing for two and a half years. She is a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team.

She is a qualified Mountain Rescue Casualty Carer and spent 25 years working for a care charity. The later 10 years at director level. She has a passion for dogs and for helping people.

John Davies

John is a retired police officer and police dog handler and a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team....

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John is a retired police officer and police dog handler and a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team. He has been mantrailing with his current dog for over two years.

Throughout his career and since retirement, helping people in need has always been of the utmost importance.

Annie Page

Annie has been mantrailing for three years. She is a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team....

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Annie has been mantrailing for three years. She is a former member of Cornwall Search and Rescue Team. She has run her own business since 2004 and is a qualified business coach and trainer.

Through her work and volunteering Annie has always been passionate about helping those when they need it the most.