Julie Wheeler from Waitrose, Melksham presented our lovely operator, Doug Batchelor, with a cheque for £333. Julie said “Thank you so much for arranging Doug to come and visit today. It was so lovely to meet him, we had a really nice chat about all the great work that you all do. I hope this money will help you continue to do this and how important that we can highlight the importance and the amazing work that The Bobby Van does.”
We’d like to thank everyone at Waitrose in Melksham for choosing us as one of their charities, it is a tremendous boost to morale that our work is recognised and supported.
Many thanks to the GreenSquare Community Fund for awarding the Bobby Van £500. We are extremely grateful for your support and are delighted to continue to secure the homes of GreenSquare residents.
Thanks to the Angling Trust and The Bobby Van Trust the Rural Crime Team have secured funding for drone signage. If you think you would benefit from these please email me with your name, address and contact number on:- firstname.lastname@example.org I will post out the signs and there will be an indemnity form included with a PPE. Once received Police will then be able to proactively fly on your land, covering wide areas and hopefully giving a visible presence deterring and detecting crime. It also gives the trained pilots different terrains on which to practice!
Our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is guest editing The Emma Barnett Show on Tuesday 7th July 10am-1pm, listen on BBC5Live. @Clarence House @BBC5Live
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust has received a timely donation of £2,000 from The Royal Warrant Holders Association Charity Fund thanks to the support of Philip Coward at The Hillbrush Company. The Trust is still out in the community securing the homes of the elderly and victims of domestic abuse, as well as giving much needed online safety advice during these difficult times.
Jennie Shaw, Director of the Trust, said “We are deeply grateful to Mr Coward, Chairman of the Hillbrush Company, for considering The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust at this particularity difficult time. All fundraising events have been cancelled until August, this will have a serious impact on this vital charity which has been working in the community throughout lockdown. It’s more important than ever that the older and vulnerable people within our community are able to feel safe at home.”
During the lockdown with shops being shut, it is proving difficult to buy presents for other and treats for oneself. We have the answer! Brilliant Little Brands is offering 10% of all sales to raise money for The Bobby Van and Wiltshire Air Ambulance when you add the code AABV1 at the checkout.
This offer is on from 1st – 16th May. Go to www.brilliantlittlebrands.com/wiltshire-air
We have a very exciting Online Auction starting today at 10am with some amazing lots ranging from bottles of wine and jewellery to 1st edition signed books and lunch with well known actor and author Rupert Everett at the Michelin Star Red Lion pub in East Chisenbury, nr Pewsey.
To join in the fun go to: