Convish Farm Charity Events

Wiltshire Air Ambulance received a cheque worth £20,583.73 and The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust £18,200 at the WAA airbase in Semington on February 12.

This was an incredible effort from Emily Tulloch and her small team who organised a massive fundraising venture at the Hillbrush Company in Mere in October last year for the two charities.

The Convish Farm Charity Events (CFCE) team of five neighbours from West Knoyle and a couple of friends from Mere, raised an astonishing £37,983.73 for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) and Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (WBVT).

We can’t thank Emily Tulloch and her committee enough for their incredible hard work and effort for, not only the cold weekend in October when the party and clothes sale were held, but the amount of time that was put in organising these events throughout the year.  This also included a raffle for a Kia Picanto car from F J Chalke and an online auction.

The fundraising culminated at Hillbrush, Mere with a fabulous Bollywood Rock Party held on the Friday night and the Bag a Bargain, a nearly-new designer clothes sale in the same marquee on Sunday to Tuesday.  The logistics of clearing up the party and setting up the clothes sale on the Saturday were a feat that would have broken many.

Once again a huge THANK YOU to all involved, you are all amazing.

TESCO CALNE

Thank you to all who supported us at Tesco in Calne during November and December through their Bags of Help scheme.  With their donation we will be buying IT equipment to bring to Stay Safe Online coffee mornings throughout the Calne area to increase awareness about cyber crime.  If you know of a group that would like us to come and give a interactive talk please call our SSO team on 01380 861191.

ODE TO THE BOBBY VAN

Along highways and byways in villages and towns
There’s something you’ll spot from the hills and the downs
It’s a very special service found only in our county
There’s nothing to match it in the rest of the country

Making a difference and spreading help around
To the residents of Wiltshire they do abound
Helping so many folks with security in their homes
And their on-line safety and even their phones

There are volunteers and staff who really care
Skills, advice and knowledge they’re eager to share
Patron, Trustees and Director doing all they can
To continue providing the services of the Bobby Van

And can you believe it’s been twenty years

With thousands of visits your heart it fair stirs
So don’t delay, and get in touch you must
Make an appointment at the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust!

By Kath Williams, BV Co-ordinator

Happy 2 year anniversay

 

 

FAS anniversaryWe are delighted to support Friends Against Scams.

Scams affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and can cause significant harm to victims, who often experience loneliness, shame and social isolation
The Friends Against Scams campaign run by the National Trading Standards Scams Team has already trained more than 100,000 neighbours, communities and organisations to take a stand against scams. Everyone can have a role to play in helping prevent scams and Friend Against Scams provides free and accessible online training to help protect your loved ones, neighbours and colleagues – visit www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk for more information.

Bags of help for Bobby Van in Calne

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Both branches of Tesco in Calne have chosen to support the Bobby Van’s Stay Safe Online scheme with their Bags of Help during November and December.

WBVT’s SSO team are looking to run a community drop in morning once a month for anyone over 60 to come and learn about online safety.

With this new project we want to take our service into Calne and run interactive workshops where people can come and ask questions, and be shown different websites that can help them be safer online. If, after coming to one of the morning workshops, they would like a one to one home visit that can be arranged.

By arranging a morning where refreshments will be served in an informal setting people can come together and share experiences and learn not only from our Stay Safe Experts but also from each other.

To help us achieve this goal, if you are in Tesco in Calne, please use your token to vote for us! Thank you!