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Morrisons help spread some joy

Many thanks to Morrisons Devizes for providing 6 hampers for our Bobby Operators to hand out to our clients.

The first hamper went to a 35 year old paraplegic who was returning to his home after a 4 week stay in hospital. Doug was there to change a front door lock, as his house had been left insecure during his hospital stay. He was “over the moon” with his gift.

The next went to an elderly, disabled gentleman who was walking with a stick and a walker when he was robbed in the street. A despicable person ran up from behind and snatched a bag he was carrying containing shopping causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head. He was naturally very shaken but had his faith in humanity restored by how many people came to help him. He was delighted with the hamper and the Doug changing his door locks.

Next Mick went to see a lovely couple. She was 86 and a carer for her husband of 81 who sadly has dementia. They came to the notice of the Police recently as he went missing. They clearly haven’t a lot and no family living locally.  The lady thought that we were just going to give advice and was clearly worried about the advice that I was giving, thinking that she was going to have to pay to have the work done.  She was absolutely delighted when I said that I would do it free of charge and then to receive a hamper topped it off. Tears followed!

The others have gone to equally deserving clients. Many thanks to Geraldene, Morrisons’s Community Champion in Devizes for helping us spread some joy.

Donation of Lateral Flow Test Kits

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Many thanks to GTS MedOH for their donation of lateral flow test kits to keep our Bobby operators safely on the road visiting clients.

Liz Donaghy, Head of Sales and Services, said “It was lovely to hear about the great work your charity is doing, to protect the most vulnerable people in communities. It is important that we not only keep these people safe but, also the staff and volunteers that work for your charity. MedOH would like to donate 2 boxes of lateral flow test kits to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust as a thank you for the great work that you all do.”

Waitrose, Melksham supports the Bobby Van

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.

To all Landowners and Farmers

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:- emily.thomas@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk 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!