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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!

Thank you Zurich Community Trust!

Huge thanks to The Zurich Community Trust, who have decided to make a grant of £3,000 to Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust’s Stay Safe Online scheme.

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The decision to award this grant was been made by the Zurich Community Trust’s local grants Swindon committee, following donations by Zurich employees and matched by the Zurich Community Trust.

It’s wonderful to have such support, and the imput of the employees means a great deal to us.

 

Online auction to raise funds

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There are 18 days left to join the charity auction raising funds for WBVT and the Air Ambulance. There are a variety of lots to choose from including:

and many, many more!!!

Click here to access the aution site.

 

Thank you Arkell’s Brewery!

In an event to celebrate their 175th year, Arkell’s Brewery kindly chose to use their celebratory Beer Festival to help raise funds for Prospect Hospice and the WBVT – for which we are hugely grateful. We received a wonderful cheque for £2,000 this week – thank you Arkell’s!

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